FG Moves NIMC To Ministry of Interior over Int’l Passport Issuance

The federal government has moved the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, to the Ministry of Interior to end challenges with international passport issuance, according to a confirmed source within NIMC.

The decision was reached to address the intractable problems associated with the National Identity Numbers, NIN, as one of the significant conditions for seamless application and obtaining of International Passports and other travelling documents.

The Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy until now supervised NIMC.

Accordingly, the FG said the move aligned with President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s directive to remove all impediments and bottlenecks from obtaining the National Identity Number and Passports.