Pantami orders suspension for NIMC staff involved in extortion
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has directed immediate suspension for NIMC staff members involved in extortion of applicants at the National Identity Management Commission in Bauchi and Kaduna State offices.
Pantami gave the directive following a public outcry that some personnel of NIMC, particularly at some enrollment centres in Bauchi and Kaduna States were capitalizing on the rush for NIN by the public.
The Minister stated that the fraudulent activity perpetrated was inimical to the policy directive of the Federal Government.
He pointed out that the policy requires mobile network subscribers to update their SIM registration with a valid National Identification Number (NIN).
Pantami’s order was contained in a statement signed by Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communication of NIMC.
He also released toll numbers and emails that members of the public can call when they make contact with fraudulent personnel.