Malam Garba Balarabe, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Coordinator in Sokoto State, has disclosed that only 1.2 million persons were registered by the commission in the state in eight years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Balarabe gave the figures when he paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker, Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Achida, on Wednesday.
According to him no fewer than 4 million Nigerians are expected to register for the National Identity Number (NIN) in Sokoto state.
“But since the inception of the commission in the last eight years, only 1.2 million persons had been registered in the state.
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“Moreover, part of the challenges being faced by the commission was lack of office accommodation in some local government areas of the state.
“They included Tureta, Rabah, Kebbe and Wurno LGAs…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper