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Nigeria begins registration of its citizens in Germany

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has kicked off the registration of Nigerians resident in Germany.

The exercise, being carried out in collaboration with private data management companies, enrols Nigerians, including those living in the diaspora, in the country’s National Identity Database. A registered person is issued a National Identification Number (NIN), a unique set of eleven-digit number.

Kicking off the exercise in Berlin on Friday (23 August), Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany, HE Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, spoke on the importance of the NIN enrolment as it would enable the country’s diplomatic missions properly identify Nigerians.

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