Friday, 3 July 2015



The honourable federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFR), Hajiya  Hadiza Sani Kangiwa, has expressed the Commission’s interest to partner with the National Identity Management Commission.

Hajiya Hadiza Kangiwa disclosed this when she led a delegation of senior management of the commission on a courtesy visit to the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NIMC, Chris Onyemenam, in Abuja.

With over 1.5 million internally displaced persons and refugees around the country, the NCFR is saddled with the responsibility of uniquely identifying this target group, to aid proper documentation and services delivery to them.

Speaking at the meeting which was held at the boardroom of the NIMC headquarter, Hajiya Kangiwa stressed the possibility of including special data fields for displaced persons and the most vulnerable sub-groups within the IDP community to enable her Commission key into the National Identity Database and to function more seamlessly in the provision of aids and other services to those who actually need them.

 She was particular about the strategic relevance of the National e-ID Card for the payment of financial supports to properly identified persons. The collaboration with NIMC would, in her words “prevent the Commission from re-inventing the wheel, cut cost and ensure accountability”.

While responding, DG/CEO NIMC, Barr. Chris Onyemenam, welcomed the team very warmly and expressed NIMC’s willingness and availability to key into the NCFR’s giant strides. 

He demonstrated NIMC’s commitment to the enrolment of internally displaced persons into the National Database by reminding the team of NIMC’s previous efforts to reach IDP’s through the National Orientation Agency and NEMA.

At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that modalities be set in motion by both Commissions for the piloting of a partnership in the FCT.

The visit was rounded up with the NIN enrolment of the honourable federal commissioner and members of her team who have yet to enrol.

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