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Some students registering for the National Identity Card in Ekiti State have accused staff of the National Identity Management Commission of extortion.

This is coming few months after the management of the commission in Abuja terminated the appointed of some workers for similar unlawful actions.

The management of JAMB recently collaborated with National Identity Management Commission for its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

JAMB directed that any student that would sit for this year’s UTME must register with National Identity Management Commission.

Some staff of the commission however hinged on the opportunity to collect three hundred Naira from each student before they could be captured.

In an interview, some of the students also complained that despite the extortion they often spent virtually all days before they could be captured due to inadequate equipment and negligence displayed by the officers.

In another interview, a Polytechnic Lecturer at the registration centre, Mr Abiodun Oyedokun described such attitude of the management of the commission as uncalled for and against the programme of the Federal Government.

When contacted on telephone, the Ekiti state Coordinator of JAMB Mr Abdul Mumini confirmed that the registration should be free.

Mr Mumini noted that no student should pay for National Identity card registration as agreed by JAMB and NIMC.

However, efforts to get the reaction of the officials of the commission proved abortive as they declined comment.

by: Kayode Joseph

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