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NIMC Commences Diaspora Enrolment in South Africa

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Friday stated that it was set to begin the enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in South Africa into the National Identity Database (NIDB) for the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN).

Specifically, it hinted that the South Africa NIN enrolment exercise scheduled to hold at 205 Rivonia Road, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2057 will commence on Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 but that appointments can be made through the TGR website- as from Monday, 4th March, 2019.

The commission stated that the flag off of the Diaspora enrolment in South Africa was in collaboration with a licensed partner, Messrs. Thebez Global Resources Limited (TGR), a company that specializes in providing similar services by themselves and in partnership with other similar companies in Diaspora jurisdictions.

According to the commission, TGR is working in collaboration with Cox & Kings Global Services Limited ‘CKGS’ (a premium outsourcing partner for government and businesses across the globe) to enrol Nigerians in Diaspora by setting up enrolment centres in different countries.

It listed CGSK’S comprehensive range of services to include consular services, identity management solutions, document processing services and an extensive suite of technology-enabled business process accelerators.

It is expected that other countries will come on board on the platform of Thebez Global Resources Limited after the South Africa pilot experience.

The Director General of the commission, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, was quoted as saying that the Diaspora exercise was part of the efforts of the commission to ensure that the section of Nigerians living outside the country are not disenfranchised.

According to him, six Nigerian companies have been licensed to work with their respective partners across all countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America to carry out the enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

He clarified further: “They will be issued with the National Identification Number (NIN) upon enrolment and subsequently the General Multipurpose Card (GMPC).”

Aziz also assured that requisite standard, guidelines and regulations have been put in place to ensure the effective implementation of the National Identity Management Systems (NIMS) as well as provide the right platform for providing digital identity for Nigerians and legal residents as well as Nigerians in Diaspora.

The licensed Nigerian companies are, Biosec Solutions Limited, CHAMS Consortium Limited, Defcon Systems Limited, National eAuthentication Limited, Thebez Global Resources and Venn Technology Limited

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