The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has urged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to address charges introduced for National Identification Number (NIN) integration and verification.
Dr Jumoke Oduwole, the Council Secretary and Special Adviser to the President, Ease of Doing Business, in a statement said this would enable passport applicants get faster and cheaper access to government services.
It was gathered that NIMC introduced a new charge of N1, 000 for NIN integration and verification for each Nigerian passport applicant, with effect from April first.
Oduwole commended the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for significantly improving the quality of service, accuracy, and speed of passport services through NIN verification.
She said NIS’s move was in response to the incessant difficulties Nigerians experienced in verifying their NIN during passport registration process.