CLO urges FGN to Decentralise issuance of National Identity Number

This was contained in a press release issued to news men jointly endorsed by Comrades Vincent Ezekwueme and Chidi Mbah Chairman and Secretary respectively .

CLO equally made passionate appeal to State Coordinator National Identity Management Commission to pay impromptu visits to various Local Government offices of NIMC in the state for on the spot assessment and verification of alleged extortion of Citizens who besieged National Identify Management Commission offices for registration.

It is existential reality that National Identity Number registration is free and must be strictly adhered to in line with Federal Government directive.

In view of deluge of complaints lodged in our office and excruciating pain and suffering experience by registrants. This not only leaves much to be desired, but also discouraged citizens as some has went to four times without success.

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An elderly statesman Chief Dr Mentus Onwuaso lamented how he tried three times to register to no avail.

Torrents of complaints over demand for gratification before been registered and collection of permanent card has jeopardize good intentions of government.
It is pertinent for government to put strident measures to fish out those sabotaging good government policies and programmes to the detriment of the citizenry.

CLO equally commend FGN for extending deadline for linking Sim Card with National Identify Number.

Government should decentralise registration centres to includes Churches,mosques and banks for easy access to citizenry .We remind citizenry on the inevitable need to be alive to their civic responsibilities and observe government policies and programmes .

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Governor Willie Obiano should direct Transition Committee Chairmen to visits National Identity Management Commission offices to help restore peoples confidence in the government. We equally extol Transition Chairman Onitsha North Chief Patrick Aghamba for restoring and ensuring sanity and issuance of National Identity Number freely in tandem with government directive.

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