The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has declared that the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory for land allocation within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Honorable Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Bello stated this when the Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Engr. Aliyu Aziz paid him a visit. A statement signed by Loveday Ogbonna, Head, Corporate Communication, NIMC, quoted the Minister as expressing the need for every land allocated to be matched to an individual through NIN. Bello said such measure will help track and prevent multiple allocations of land and ensure fairness and equity in the allocation process. He commended the NIMC DG for the “astronomical increase in enrollment figures and measures put in place to ensure safety of data of Nigerians and legal residents in the National Identity database (NIDB) while ensuring credibility and integrity of data collected by NIMC.” The Minister also commended the ongoing Harmonization efforts noting that it was a step in the right direction to check duplication of functions among data collecting agencies. Also speaking, Aziz said NIMC Act makes NIN mandatory for every citizen and legal resident and “is already being implemented by the FRSC, NIS, CBN and other government agencies as a basic requirement for offering government services.” The NIMC DG also thanked the Minister for the steps he has taken so far towards ensuring the success of the National Identity Management System. He assured the Minister of a continued collaboration for the success of both organizations.