By kabir Abdulsalam
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has announced new fee of N1,000 for National Identity Number (NIN) integration and verification.
In a statement, yesterday by agency spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, said the new arrangement was in furtherance of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’s directive to streamline passport application, renewal and issuance processes.
Adegoke said every Nigerian seeking NIN verification would pay verification fee of N1000; African countries, $3.00 (organization or its equivalent in other currencies) and other countries $10.00 (or its equivalent in other countries) NIMC.
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Meanwhile, NIS have agreed on a revised applicant journey that will significantly improve the speed of passport issuance/re-issuance and reduce the traffic visiting the NIS office(s).
The statement reads in part: “The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) wishes to inform the general public that it has devised and agreed on a framework with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to significantly improve the quality of service, accuracy, and speed of passport services through the timely verification of the National Identification Number (NIN).