The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is to commence enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in South Africa into the National Identity Database (NIDB) for the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN).
The inauguration of the diaspora enrolment in South Africa is in collaboration with a licensed partner, Messrs. Thebez Global Resources Limited (TGR). The company is in the business of providing similar services by themselves and in partnership with other similar companies in Diaspora jurisdictions.
TGR is working in collaboration with Cox & Kings Global Services Limited ‘CKGS’ (a premium outsourcing partner for government and businesses across the globe) to enrol Nigerians in diaspora by setting up enrolment centres in different countries. CGSK’S comprehensive range of services include consular services, identity management solutions, document processing services and an extensive suite of technology-enabled business process accelerators.
The South Africa NIN enrolment centre which is located at 205 Rivonia road, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2057 will open for enrolment from Wednesday, 6th March, 2019; and appointments can be made via the TGR website,nin.thebezglobalresource.com as from Monday, 4thMarch, 2019.
It is expected that other countries will come onboard on the platform of Thebez Global Resources Limited after the South Africa pilot experience.
The Director General/CEO NIMC, Mr. Aliyu Aziz explained that the diaspora exercise was in a bid to ensure that the section of Nigerians living outside the country were not disenfranchised.