Enrollees seeking to obtain the National Identity Cards at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) centres in Kogi State have raised alarm over alleged subtle extortion by registration officials.
Even as it is boldly displayed at the centers that enrollment is free of charge some of the staff have engaged in the brisk business taking the N200 each from applicants under the pretence of lack of electricity.
At one of the registration centres in Lokoja, an applicant, Glory Daniel said her concern was drawn by the magnitude of enrollees saying that if every enrollee should pay N200 each for ‘fuel’ it would amount to naked extortion.
She explained that she was made to pay N200 to cover the cost of fuel and lamination of card printout.
The Guardian, June 23, 2018
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