Nigeria: NIN registration: FG records 48% of monthly target

Published: 31/Aug/2023
Source: The Punch (Abuja)

By Temitayo Jaiyeola

The National Identity Management Commission has only been able to meet 47.6 per cent of the Federal Government’s monthly target of 2.5 million registrations in the first eight months of the year, according to findings by The PUNCH.

This is as the number of Nigerians with National Identification Numbers increased to 102.39 million in August despite a slowdown in the number of enrolments.

According to the NIMC data obtained and analysed by our correspondent, enrolment has fallen by 35.14 per cent year-on-year in the first eight months of the year as only 8.36 million (as of August 28, 2023) people have enrolled for NIN so far this year from the 12.89 million people that had enrolled as of July 7, 2022.

NIN enrolment per month on average is 1.19 million per month in the first eight months of 2023. The data indicated that the country is falling short of its 2.5 million National Identification Number enrolment target per month as set in the National Development Plan 2021-2025.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2023