Aziz bows out as NIMC DG, Coker-Odusote resumes duty




Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz bowed out as the Director General of the National Identity Management Commission on Wednesday after successfully serving two terms of four years in each of his tenured appointments.

According to a statement by NIMC’s Head of Corporate Communication, Kayode Adegoke, Aziz handed the baton of leadership to Engr. Bisoye Coker-Odusote.

Newssphere had reported that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed Coker-Odusote as the DG of NIMC in an acting capacity for three months.

Engr. Aziz was appointed the DG of NIMC on November 23 2015.

According to Tinubu, Coker-Odusote will be the substantive DG of NIMC from November 23, 2023.


True to type, Engr. Aziz’s tenure witnessed the exponential growth of the National Identification Number from seven million records in 2015 to over 100 million unique records in the National Identity Database. His tenure witnessed the approval of the new NIMC conditions of service and a new salary scale. His astute management and transformational leadership style provided an enabling and harmonious work environment for the over 4000 staff of the NIMC and a host of other notable achievements.

Engr. Aziz’s impactful tenure witnessed the opening of over 18,000 NIN enrolment centres in the country from a paltry 700 centres in 2015. The Commission also expanded its frontier to the diaspora with over 500 centres in about 40 countries in the world. The expansion of the National Identity Database also began during its tenure and is still ongoing.