FG Transfers NIMC To Fed. Min. Of Communications

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), will now be supervised by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

This follows the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for NIMC to be so transferred.

FG Transfers NIMC To Fed. Min. Of Communications

A statement by the spokesperson to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Uwa Suleiman, on Monday said the approval by the President is based on his consideration for the critical role of @nimc_ng towards the realisation of the objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria (NDEPS).

Below is the full statement posted on the official Twitter handle of the Communications Ministry.

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PRESS STATEMENT

President Buhari Approves the Transfer of NIMC to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy


“In an effort to ensure that synergy and effective ministry supervisory mechanism is put in place to coordinate, monitor and track the progress of Federal Government’s digital transformation initiatives, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transfer of the @nimc_ng National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

“The approval for the transfer was based on Mr. President’s consideration for the critical role of @nimc_ng towards the realisation of the objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria (NDEPS).

“Furthermore, Mr. President’s directives for NIMC to be under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is an illustration of Mr. President’s vote of confidence on Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, based on an unprecedented performance. He has, within his first year in office, amongst others, resolved the ICT sector’s decade-long dilemma of Right of Way charges.

“He was also able to secure Mr. President’s approval for the provision of security as well as designation of Telecommunications Infrastructure as Critical National Infrastructure, regularization of improperly registered SIM cards and deactivation of unregistered ones,the deployment of over 250 digital projects across the country under his policies and supervision as well as built the capacity of over 36,000 Nigerians.”