Buhari appoints new NIMC director general

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Aliyu Aziz as the new director general and chief executive officer of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC.

His appointment came after the expiration of the tenure of Chris Onyemenam.

A statement by Abdul-Hamid Umar, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, of NIMC, said Mr. Aziz was a pioneer staff of NIMC and the director, Information Technology / National Identity Database Department of NIMC before he retired in 2014.

Mr. Aziz holds a B.Eng in Civil Engineering and M.Sc in Structural Engineering (with Specialisation in Computer Aided Design) from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU).

He has more than 30 years of post qualification experience in Engineering & Information Technology, spanning both the private and public sectors,

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Before he joined NIMC, he was the Information Technology Adviser to the Minister, Federal Capital Territory Administration, where he pioneered the implementation of the first e-government solution that won a Microsoft award in 2006.

He served as the Sub-committee Technical Chairman on the Presidential Committee on Harmonisation of ICT which resulted in the formation of Galaxy Backbone. He was also a Deputy Director, Information Technology at the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Principal Consultant, Management Information System (MIS) Department, Afri-Projects Consortium.

He was a director at the secretariat of the Presidential Implementation Committee in the SGF’s office saddled with the responsibilities for the Implementation of Government Decisions on Consumer Credit System, National Outsourcing Initiative and Harmonization of Identification Schemes in Nigeria. The committee oversaw the setting up of the National Identity Management Commission in 2007.

In his professional career, he designed and supervised several structures in Kaduna and Abuja, including the National Universities Commission (NUC) Secretariat, Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Headquarters, African Petroleum (AP) Plaza, Nigeria Agricultural and Cooperative Bank (NACB) Office block.

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