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ICYMI: Federal Government orders immediate closure of NIMC headquarters
The Federal Government on Saturday ordered immediate closure of the headquarters of the National Identity Management Commission in Abuja .
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy , Isa Pantami , who gave the order , also directed the NIMC to open 20 locations in the Federal Capital Territory in order to halt the crowds that gather at the commission ’s headquarters daily in a bid to get their National Identity Numbers .
NIMC spokesman , Kayode Adegoke , announced the closure of the commission ’ s headquarters in a statement issued in Abuja .
He said 20 centres were reactivated within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier for applicants effective Monday , January 18 , 2021 .
The commission advised members of the public , residents and visitors to the FCT wishing to enroll for NIN to use any of the 20 NIMC centres .
The Federal Government had ordered telecommunications companies to deactivate the telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their Subscriber Identification Modules with valid NINs .
It gave subscribers with NINs till January 19 to link their NINs with their SIM cards , while subscribers without NINs have until February 9 to do so .
The centres in Abuja , as captured in the statement issued on Saturday , were outlined as 2 nd Floor , Block C , No 4 Maputo Street , Zone 3, Wuse ; Abaji Secretariat Complex , Legislative Section Abaji .
Others include AMAC Secretariat Annex, Kabusa Junction Apo ; Area Council Complex Bwari ; CIPB Building ( Old Secretariat) , Gwagwalada ; and Kwali Council Secretariat , Kwali .
It named others as Opposite Forest Pasali ,Along Kuje/ Gwagwalada Road ; Beside Diamond Bank , Building Materials International Market ; Dutse Alhaji ; among others .