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ection 2 of the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007 provides for a Governing Board as the highest-decision making body in the Commission. The Board, which membership other than the Director General/Chief Executive Officer shall be part-time, comprises of a Chairman, a representative each from fourteen (14) government agencies and institutions, three (3) persons who are knowledgeable in Information Communication Technology and the Director General / Chief Executive Officer. This shall consist of:

  • A part-time Chairman
  • The Director General / Chief Executive Officer
  • A representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission
  • A representative of the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • A representative of the Federal Road Safety Commission
  • A representative of the Federal Inland Revenue Service
  • A representative of the National Pension Commission
  • A representative of the Nigeria Police Force
  • A representative of the Nigeria Immigration Service
  • A representative of the Office of the National Security Adviser
  • A representative of the National Population Commission
  • A representative of the Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Chief of the Defence Staff
  • A representative of the Corporate Affairs Commission
  • Three Persons who are knowledgeable in Information Communication Technology or Identity Management to represent the public

The inauguration of the current Governing Board took place on 21 September, 2017. Comprised of four (4) non-executive Presidency representatives and fourteen (14) non-executive representatives from other federal government agencies and the DG/CEO of NIMC, the board members are:

  • Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the Chairman – Presidency
  • Mal. Bello Ibrahim Gwandu – Presidency
  • Rt. Hon (Engr) Akanimo Edet – Presidency
  • Mr. Toibudeen Oduniyi – Presidency
  • Engr Chidi Nwafor – Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
  • Mr. Ikharo Nasiru Saliu – National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
  • DCG. Raymond T.A. Jaja – Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)
  • Mrs Ekanem Bassy Aikhomu – National Pension Commission (PENCOM)
  • Mr. Iloka Bertram Chukwubuike – National Population Commission (NPopC)
  • Mr. Dipo Fatokun – Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
  • DCP David Igbodo – Nigerian Police Force (NPF)
  • Engr. M.S Lawal – Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA)
  • Mrs. Saratu Shafi’i – Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  • Mr. Kola Okunola – Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • Maj. Gen. E.G. Whyte – Office of the Chief of Defence
  • Mr. Charles Theophilus fdc – Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)
  • Mr. Williams Fugah – Department of State Security Service (DSS)
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Ayodele – Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, DG/CEO of NIMC