Mr. Aminu Jakada, the Jigawa Coordinator of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has voiced his displeasure with the state’s low NIN enrollment.

While speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Saturday, Jakada stated that only approximately 2.6 million individuals in the state have managed to receive the NIN thus far.

As of 2022, there are more than 7,499,100 people living in the state of Jigawa, according to NAN. This makes it the ninth most populous state in Nigeria.

According to the Coordinator, the enrollment number is too low, and they are urging all citizens and legal residents to get a NIN.

At this time, the lack of registrations is the main issue.

There will be a stampede at every center if there is an issue, like the current JAMB registration period.

“However, once the JAMB registration is completed, everyone will remain at home until they are compelled to obtain a NIN,” he added.

To help the commission sensitize their citizens to the importance of getting an identity number, the NIMC coordinator made an appeal to the state’s traditional rulers.

He claims that a more forceful enrollment drive will result in a higher rate of citizen and legal resident registration.

Jakada specifically urged the emirates of Dutse, Gumel, Ringim, and Hadejia to follow the lead of the Kazaure emirate and set up NIN enrollment centers in their own territories.

It was necessary for the other four emirates to follow Kazaure emirate’s lead, he said, because the latter had enrolled 75% of the local population through the opening of specialized NIN registration centers.

Prior to the centers being established by Alhaji Najib Hussaini-Adamu, the Emir of Kazaure, the coordinator said, the region had low NIN enrollment rates.

He claims that 75 percent of the registered residents live in the emirate, with Hadejia emirate following at 65 percent.

In terms of enrollment records, he mentioned that Dutse emirate had 50%, Gumel emirate had 30%, and Ringim emirate had 20%.

In order to make people more conscious of the practice and hasten it, traditional institutions can help us out through sensitization.

In order to increase registration, Jakada urged other financially able residents of the state to “establish special centers” in their neighborhoods.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *