If there were no data management policy by Nigeria’s government, its citizens wouldn’t have seen the need to register for the National Identity Number (NIN), a prelude to getting the National Identity Card. And lately, some people who haven’t registered want to know if the NIN registration has closed and if not, “where are the NIMC offices in Nigeria?”
First, NIN registration by NIMC has no official closing date, it’s a continuous registration because Nigeria continues to grow every year.
However, the government set December 2021, for Nigerians to link their NIN to their SIM cards, after postponing the closing date several times.
How many Nigerians have enrolled on NIN?
On October 30, 2021, data from the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy revealed that 66,000,000 Nigerians have enrolled for National Identity Number (NIN).
And on November 18, 2021, the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, Mr. Aliyu Aziz, stated that over 67 million Nigerians have been onboarded into Nigeria’s national identity database.
It’s important to note that there are some Nigerians who have got NIN more than five years ago, yet they were told that their National identity card wasn’t ready for collection, which calls for worry.
Even at that, NIMC through its DG said the commission is aiming to get 200,000,000 Nigerians on the national database, stating that Nigerians must have a digital identity wherever they go.
“We want to cover the whole 200 million. By the time we reach there, it may be over 200 million because we are multiplying quickly,” he was quoted as saying by The Punch.
How can I contact NIMC?
If you are yet to get a NIN, or you are yet to link your SIM to NIN, we urge you to avoid the usual last-minute rush. We earlier compiled the NIN registration centres in all the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Note: If you’re registering through NIMC agents in Nigeria or abroad, NIN registration isn’t free.
Below is a list of how you can contact NIMC in Nigeria through its state offices:
|Abia||National Identity Management Commission, Plot P3, Government Station Layout Umuahia, Abia State|
|Adamawa||National Identity Management Commission, opposite The Scope Newspaper, behind Fed. Sec. Complex, Yola, Adamawa State|
|Akwa Ibom||Federal Secretariat Abak Road, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State|
|Anambra||Klm 1, Off Enugu Onitsha Express Road by Amawbia Bypass Enugwu-Agidi Road, New Town Layout, Capital Territory, Anambra State|
|Bauchi||National Identity Management Commission, No 3, Mohammed Bello Kirfi Close, Oppsite Ministry Of Health, Behind CBN Zonal Office, Bauchi State|
|Bayelsa||Beside PDP State Secretariat, Hospital Road, Ovom, Yenagoa|
|Benue||Jonah Jang Crescent by Federal Secretariat|
|Borno||Near Maiduguri International Airport Junction, along Kano Road, Maiduguri|
|Cross River||Murtala Mohammed Highway near City Gate, Calabar|
|Delta||Plot 1, Block VI, Phase V, Core Area Area, NTA Road Off Okpanam Road, Asaba|
|Ebonyi||National Identity Management Commission, Old State Secretariat, Nnorom Street, Abakaliki, Ebonyi|
|Edo||1, National ID Card Road, Off Isekhure/PZ Road, Sapele Road, Evbuoriaria, Benin City|
|Ekiti||No. 15 Olora Street, Federal Housing Estate Road, Ado-Ekiti|
|Enugu||National Identity Management Commission, Emene-Eke Express By Proda Junction, Abakaliki Road, Enugu State|
|Gombe||Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, By Police Out Post, Gombe State|
|Imo||Port Harcourt Road, New Owerri, Imo State|
|Jigawa||Suite 411, Federal Secretariat Complex, Dutse|
|Kaduna||Federal Secretariat Complex, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kawo Kaduna|
|Kano||Kofar Kabuga Taludu by FCE Junction, Kano|
|Katsina||Federal Secretariat Complex, Kano Road Katsina|
|Kebbi||Behind State Secretariat, Gwadangwaji Area, Birnin Kebbi|
|Kogi||Plot 27 Block 4, Hassan Katsina Road, along Zone 8 Road Lokoja, Kogi State|
|Kwara||Opposite Dangote Flour Mills, Asa Dam Road, Ilorin, Kwara State|
|Lagos||Plot 1b Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa Ikeja|
|Nasarawa||Shendam Road near Federal Ministry Of Justice, Lafia, Nasarawa State|
|Niger||No. 1 Habibu Shuaibu Road, along Federal Secretariat Complex Minna, Niger State|
|Ogun||Presidential Boulevard, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta|
|Ondo||Igbatoro Road near Federal Secretariat PMB 765, Akure, Ondo State|
|Osun||Behind Jerry Paul Petrol Station Area, Ring Road Area, Osogbo, Osun State||The former Osun State office of National Identity Management Commission was located at Ikirun Rd, Beside FRSC, Osogbo, they’ve moved to their permanent state office which is located at serene environment Behind Jerry Paul Petrol Station Area, Ring Road Area, Osogbo|
|Oyo||Beside Adegoke Plaza New Garage, Ibadan|
|Plateau||Lamingo Dam Road, opposite Human Right Commission, Katton Rikkos, Jos Plateau State|
|Rivers||232, Aba Road, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State|
|Sokoto||Dambuwa Roundabout, Old Airport, Gusau Road, Sokoto|
|Taraba||Plot 12 Road, E GRA Extension, Jalingo, Taraba State|
|Yobe||NIMC office, Gashua Road, Federal Secretariat, Damaturu|
|FCT, Abuja||2nd Floor, Block C, No. 3 Maputo Street, Zone 3|
The above state offices of NIMC are majorly for those who detected errors in their NIN printout and would like to make corrections. You can see our guide on how to apply for NIN correction of date of birth and correction of name. The enrollment process has been decentralised to make it easier and faster for Nigerians to be onboarded to the national database register.
The National Identity Management Commission is one of the agencies under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. NIMC is saddled with the mandate of establishing, operating, maintaining, and managing the National Identity Database of Nigerians