Buhari Appoints New Director For NIMC


Aliyu Aziz has been appointed as the new director-general and chief executive officer for the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 23, Monday.

Abdul-Hamid Umar, commission’s general manager, has informed about this in a statement, stating that the development followed the ending of the tenure of Chris Onyemenam, the leaving head of the NIMC.

The statement reads in part: “Aziz was a pioneer staff of NIMC and the director, information technology/National Identity database department of NIMC before he retired in 2014,” the statement read.


“With more than 30 years of post qualification experience in engineering and information technology, spanning both the private and public sectors, Aziz holds a B.Eng in civil engineering and M.Sc in Structural Engineering with Specialty in Computer Aided Design from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

“Before he joined NIMC at inception, Aziz was the information technology adviser to the minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) 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.”

After almost six months of waiting President Buhari has last week inaugurated his cabinet of ministers.

The incumbent Nigerian leader even received a nicknamed Baba Go Slow for his slow pace of governance.

However, Buhari while answering to critics said he would be slow but steady.