The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has disowned fake enrolment centre and persons conducting enrolment in Niger Republic following their arrest by personnel of the Nigeria Army.
It said in a statement by its Director General Engr Aliyu Aziz the two persons arrested by the military are not officials of NIMC and were never licensed by the agency to carry the exercise.
“First, it is important to note well the Army’s clarification from the onset, when they referred to the fraudsters as “fake”, meaning their claim to be NIMC staff – if at all they did – was proven from the beginning to be false,” Aziz said.
He noted that a “check with NIMC would have further confirmed the Army’s professional conclusion that the persons apprehended are indeed impersonators and fraudsters. ”
The NIMC boss said : “We wish to state categorically that neither NIMC officials nor staff of the NIMC licensed enrolment agents across the country are authorised, nor do they go from one country to another, let alone from Nigeria across the borders, to enrol Nigerians much less foreigners.