The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has made the National Identification Number (NIN) mandatory for land allocation within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This was made known by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Musa Bello when the Director General of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Engr. Aliyu Aziz visited him in Abuja on Thursday.
The minister, according to a statement by NIMC, 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 Engr. Aziz for the 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 by NIMC.
The minister also commended the ongoing harmonization efforts noting that it was a step in the right direction to check duplication of functions amongst data collecting agencies.
Originally published in Daily Trust