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Friday, 10 January 2020

Drama As NIN Worker Who Extorts UTME Candidates In Nassarawa Is Exposed

Drama As NIN Worker Who Extorts UTME Candidates In Nassarawa Is Exposed

According to Punch Metro, scores of candidates seeking admission through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Nasarawa State to various Nigerian institutions of higher learning have accused National Identity Management Commission workers of extortion.

A reporter from Punch Metro, who visited the NIMC's Lafia office, observed that hundreds of prospective candidates were standing in long queues waiting to get their National Identity Numbers.

The NIN is now a prerequisite for all Nigerians to sit structured exams in tertiary institutions by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

One of the contestants, Mr Sunday Michael, who spoke in an interview with Punch Metro, said he was in the queue for more than three hours.

He believed sharp practices were taking place because he and his friends were being asked to pay N1,000 before they could be licensed.

Michael said, "I came around 7.30 a.m. to the NIMCs office and I spent several hours here and I was not registered. Those who met me here have manipulated and captured their way.

"Some NIMC staff members called me aside and told me I would be captured if I had N1,000."

In response to the accusation, it was identified as baseless by the State Coordinator, NIMC, Ode Ebi.

He said he still had to answer some query about any underhand dealings from anyone.

The boss of the NIMC explained that the crowd at the registration points was due to the fact that a number of Nigerians waited until it was nearly too late to take part in the government program before they appeared.

"The NIMC office in Lafia, the state capital of Nasarawa, will continue to witness a high influx of prospective candidates as far as JAMB's pronouncement is concerned and it is hoped that the incoherent and frustrating process will be addressed," added Ebi.

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