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Nigeria’s population grows 7m yearly—NIMC boss, Aziz

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The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Aliyu Aziz, has disclosed that Nigerian’s population in now growing at a rate of seven million yearly.

Explaining issues bordering on the slow pace of registration for the National Identification Number (NIN), on the News Agency of Nigeria forum on Sunday in Abuja, he gave assurance that even though the agency is facing several challenges on the job, “if Nigerians would be patient enough, the enrollment would get to every person”.

He said “As a commission, we are committed to seeing that we carry out our responsibilities to every citizen of this country”.

“Though we may have some hitches but since it is a continuous process, we hope to resolve every challenge associated with our operations.

“Much has been done which is why we have a continuous process and also our population grows by 7 million every year which will have to take a gradual step.

“Until when we open up to the private sector and also to the public sector then we can earmark something like three years and see if we have captured like 150 or 180 million.”


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