Director General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Abisoye Coker-Odusote has warned that the agency would not spare any Front End, Enrollment, Partners, FEP, found engaged in unwholesome practices, charging them to be good ambassadors of the commission.
Coker-Odusote gave the warning in Abuja at a workshop for newly revalidated Front End Partners while also alerting Nigerians that NIN enrolment is free of charge across the country.
A statement by the Technical Adviser on Media & Communications to the DG, NIMC, Ayodele Babalola said she assured participants that the revalidation was to sanitize the national identity enrolment process while also auditing invoices inherited by her administration on outstanding debts to FEPs.
“On assumption of office, we observed countless infractions and unwholesome practices in the NIN enrolment and modification services.
”Most of the reports of infraction, upon investigation, were done by some of our Front-End Partners.
“I am not exonerating NIMC staff completely but as you may be aware, on different occasions, I led sting operations to some of our offices, where some staff were caught red-handed perpetrating unwholesome conduct.
“My decision to direct the revalidation of all FEPs was not targeted at anyone or group. It was a step towards sanitizing the system and processes while ensuring the integrity of data in the country’s identity database. The revalidation exercise was part of the steps towards ensuring compliance with the highest standards of data security among the FEPs.
“Let me use this medium to remind you all that NIN enrolment is free of charge in Nigeria. My administration has zero tolerance for corruption. We shall therefore not spare anyone found perpetrating corrupt practices or any other form of infractions,” she added.