Yobe Residents Laments Difficulties In Getting National ID Card

NIMC DG, Aliyu Aziz
NIMC DG, Aliyu Abdul-Aziz

Residents of Potiskum local government in Yobe State have appealed to the Director -General, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC,  Aliyu Abdul-Aziz to provide facilities to enable the citizens register before the stipulated dateline.

Abdullahi Ibrahim, a resident, lamented the difficulties faced by residents in the state in getting the national identity card.

According to him “we want the DG NIMC to come to the aid of the Commission’s office in Potiskum by providing all the needed equipment for registration.

“In the light of fact, I spent more than a week in the queue before I was registered .During the registration, we observed that their facilities are over stretched, we are many here waiting for them some of us decided to go because they cannot wait” he said.

The Potiskum office is said to have only two sets of Computers, two thumb printers, two signature scanners and two cameras they were not functional.



    A staff of the Commission who spoke on the condition of anonymity said “we are operating under serious challenges,  we have only two sets of computer,  no air conditioner our gadgets become hot and stops working until they are allowed to rest” he said.

    He stated further: “Now I am speaking with you, look at the entry Gate and our office premises full of people wanting to be registered but the system are not enough, in fact, in a day we register over 120 people against the standard of 40 person per day, the place is overcrowded since the commencement of the exercise.

    “Moreover, Potiskim is densely populated with 11 electoral wards, we made a  case to the state and local government but yet no positive response. ”

    The concerned citizens have also appealed to federal and state government to provided more equipment to the commission in order to solve the crowed.

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