NIMC staff suspended for “extortion”
Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, has called for the immediate suspension of some of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) staff accused of extorting the complainants from the NIMC Bauchi and Kaduna government offices.
This was confirmed by Kayode Adegoke, head of corporate communications at NIMC, in a statement released on Sunday, January 3.
The suspended NIMC employees were charged with extortion of the complainants at the NIMC Bauchi and Kaduna government offices in violation of the ICPC Act and sections 10 and 12 of the Code of Conduct. Office and Law on Court.
The declaration is readable;
“The penalty for extortion if convicted is seven years in prison, as set out in sections 14, 20 and 21 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICCC) Act and sections 10 and 12 of the Code of Conduct. Office and Law on Court.
“The Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim (Pantami) has ordered the immediate suspension of the staff involved in the extortion of the complainants at the NIMC government offices of Bauchi and Kaduna,” the statement said. in the declaration.
“This directive arose from a public outcry that some NIMC employees, especially at some reception centers in Bauchi and Kaduna, are taking advantage of the public race for the NIN to perpetuate fraudulent activity hostile to the directive of the federal government. which requires mobile network subscribers to update their SIM card registration with a valid National Identification Number (NIN).
“The Honorable Minister reaffirmed his position of zero tolerance for extortion, extortion and corruption, and further noted that such an unethical practice, if allowed to worsen rather than nip in the bud by taking stricter measures against criminals, would disrupt the integration of the SIM-NIN project.”