Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who was alleged to have hyperlinks to the Boko Haram terrorists, has introduced plans to have Nigerians within the United States enrolled on the controversial National Identity Number database.
The Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, which disclosed this, stated the transfer is a part of Pantami’s push to have residents’ personal info on the nationwide database.
The Consul General, Lot Egopija, said this at a “hybrid” city corridor assembly held at Nigeria House in New York for Nigerians residing within the space.
Egopija revealed that the consulate obtained a directive from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enrol its Nigerians dwelling within the United States, in keeping with the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Nigerian envoy added that the consulate would quickly conclude preparations with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on the NIN registration.
Egopija recalled that when he assumed workplace because the consul basic a number of months in the past, he pledged to have common interactive periods with Nigerians dwelling within the US to get suggestions and replace them with developments on the consulate basic.
The NIN initiative has earlier ignited controversies attributable to Pantami’s previous relationship and utterances concerning terror entities, together with Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram.
The minister had lately prolonged the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) information verification to October 31.