The Federal Government of Nigeria is considering moving the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Interior, TheNewsGuru.com can exclusively report.
This is to aid the smooth processing of international passport in the country.
Already, NIMC is supervised by the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.
On assumption of office, the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, promised to work towards having the NIMC in the ministry for proper coordination of identity data of Nigerians.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that a meeting was held recently at the ministry with staff of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
He said the meeting was to harmonise the activities of the two government organisations.
“The process is ongoing and should be finalised by Friday because there is another meeting scheduled for Friday,” the source at the ministry said.
The ministry spokesperson, Ajibola Afonja, could not be reached for comments as of the time of filling this report.