National Identity: FG sets five-year target to provide identification for Nigerians

Published: 19/Jun/2019
Source: Premium Times (Abuja)

By Ayodeji Adegboyega

The Federal Government says it is determined to provide a lifelong unique identification for every individual physically residing in Nigeria and Nigerians in the diaspora within the next five years.

The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Aliyu Aziz, said this on Wednesday while speaking at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Identity for Africa (ID4Africa) Movement holding in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a release obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Aziz said: “for Nigeria to enhance governance, help its people rise out of poverty, restore growth and participate in the digital economy there will be a need for a unique digital identification platform that is linked to functional ID registries for accessing services.”

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2019