*Urges NIMC to release already processed cards
The African Democratic Congress has commended JAMB for responding quickly to the call by many Nigerians that it should suspend the compulsory requirement of NIN for young Nigerians seeking to be admitted into tertiary education through its examinations this year.
Chairman of the Party in Lagos, Pastor Kayode Jacobs said if government will listen to constructive advice and propositions by political Party in opposition and the Media, life will not be difficult for the people and such government will hardly suffer total failure.
We at ADC are happy that we amplified the complaints of the people and JAMB responded by announcing the suspension of the order. We are however pleading with JAMB to continue to educate parents on the necessity of ensuring that their wards are captured before the new deadline.
We also plead with the National Identity Cards Management Commission (NIMC) to improve on its capturing strategy, capacity and system. They should seek appropriate support from government so as to deliver without stressing the citizenry and making the process cumbersome and discouraging.
He urged the management of NIMC, to commence the release of cards of those they have captured many years ago as this will encourage many more persons to desire enrollment.
According to him, the situation where people went through the rigors of enrollment 2, 3 or more years ago and not a single word from NIMC on the state of readiness or otherwise of such cards is highly discouraging and does not speak well of the commission and the project.
“We demand that the commission immediately address Nigerians on why it could not provide cards for millions already captured or commence immediate release and distribution if they are ready”.