The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that National Identification Number (NIN) mandatory for land allocation within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Minister of (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP by NIMC head of corporate communication, Mr. Loveday Ogbonna, yesterday in Abuja.

The minister expressed the need for every land allocated to be matched to an individual through the NIN, in order to track and prevent multiple allocations of land and ensure fairness and equity in the allocation process.

He commended, The Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Engr. Aliyu Aziz, for the astronomical increase in enrollment figures and measures he has put in place to ensure safety of data of Nigerians and legal residents in the National Identity database (NIDB) while ensuring credibility and integrity of data collected.

He added that, the ongoing Harmonization efforts noting that it was a step in the right direction to check duplication of functions amongst data collecting agencies.

In his remark, Engr Aziz, thanked Minister for the steps he has taken so far to ensure the success of the National Identity Management System, and assured the Minister of a continued collaboration for the success of both organizations.

He also made it known that the NIMC Act makes the NIN mandatory for every citizen and legal resident and is already being implemented by the FRSC, NIS, CBN and other government agencies as a basic requirement for offering government.