NIMC threatens to sue sellers for extorting applicants

The National Identity Management Commission has threatened to prosecute any NIMC supplier found extorting job applicants in Delta State.

This was stated by the state director of the NIMC, Henrietta Okolo, during the celebration of the 4th National Identity Day in Asaba on Friday.

He said: “We have reported cases of vendors extorting job applicants, we are investigating them and all suppliers found guilty are having their license revoked.

“If our sellers do not follow the rules and regulations, we will not only have to revoke their license, but we will also sue them.

“We are investigating these cases and we had asked our local government regulators to watch out and investigate.

“We’re very careful in these cases so we don’t get a lot of legal battles.”

Ms Okolo revealed that about 3 million Nigerians have been registered in Delta so far and efforts are underway to register everyone in the state.

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She said this year is celebrating National Identity Day with the theme; Traditional institutions as key stakeholders for the mobilization of citizens was intended to bring registration to the creeks and rural areas through traditional institutions.

The NIMC state director urged residents of the state to register and pick up their national ID card, stressing the importance of the NIN card.

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