The Federal Government has announced plans to clear the
outstanding payment owed to National Identity Number enrollment agents called
Front-End Partners in the first quarter of 2024.
Director General of the National Identity Management
Commission, Engineer Abisoye Coker-Odusote, disclosed this in a statement on
The development comes amid an outcry by enrollment agents
over the failure of the Commission to pay the debt owed them for two years.
However, Coker-Odusote assured that the debt payment will be
made within the first quarter 2024.
She sympathized with the agents who have been burdened with
running their businesses for two years without payment.
“The National Identity Management Commission, under my
leadership, has conducted a revalidation exercise to review the outstanding
payments that the new management inherited to offset the debt after going
through a due audit process to validate the claims made by the FEPs.
“In the process, we found out that some of the invoices
submitted by the FEPs did not tally with the enrollment figures shown on the
database, thus prompting the revalidation exercise to confirm the true and
accurate enrollment information.
“Notwithstanding, we are wrapping up the audit process, and
the activation of the FEPs will be done according to the outcome of the
validation exercise. We sympathize with our partners over the delay and appeal
for understanding, especially as the new NIMC management is just a few months
in the saddle and has been working on resolving all inherited debts,” the DG
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