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NIMC warns against scammers around its offices

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Beware of scammers: NIMC alert Nigerian citizens

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued a cautionary notice regarding individuals and groups operating near its offices across Nigeria, deceiving unsuspecting citizens.

Engr. Abisoye Cokeer Odusote, the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of NIMC, emphasized during a media briefing in Abuja on Friday that these fraudulent activities are being tackled through legal channels, clarifying that the perpetrators have no affiliation with NIMC.

“We have a lot of scammers around NIMC offices, and we try to clamp down on these people,” Odusote stated. She highlighted instances of individuals falling victim to scams, including the creation of fake National Identification Numbers (NINs) by external entities, resulting in financial losses.

Addressing concerns about multiple SIM card usage, Odusote underscored the importance of linking SIM cards to the NIN to combat security threats such as terrorism and kidnapping.

A joint task force, established within the counter-terrorism centre in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is spearheading efforts to streamline the NIN-SIM linkage process.

The NIMC reaffirmed its commitment to safeguarding the public against fraudulent activities while urging vigilance and adherence to official procedures when dealing with identity-related matters.

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