The National Identity Number (NIN) enrollment has hit over 93.5 million in the national database of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
The Director General, Mr Aliyu Aziz disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at a one-day roundtable meeting organized by the Identify for Development (ID4D).
The programme was organized for desk officers of the Nigeria Digital Identification Project’s ecosystem implementing partners.
Represented by the Director of Public Services, Ibrahim Abdullahi, stressed the need to put in place deliberate and long-term plans to chart new pathways that would prioritize national projects.
“Currently, the National Identity Database has over 90 million (93.5m) records, which is a sharp contrast from just 7 million when I assumed office in 2015.
“The primary aim of the strategic roadmap for digital identification in Nigeria is to simplify the approach to identification through simple data collection process and a centralized unique identification system for Nigeria and legal residents. This is a sharp contrast to the fragmented multi-issuing ID agencies of the past,” Aziz said.
Also speaking, the National Coordinator of ID4D, Mr Musa Idole, said the meeting was to fashion out a single point of contact with each of the ecosystem implementing partners.
“The Nigeria Digital ID4D was a project jointly funded by the World Bank, European Investment Bank and the French Development Agency,” he said.
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