Nigeria reaches 90M digital ID registrations as database capacity issue looms

Published: 19/Sep/2022
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald

Nigeria officials say they have so far been able to register the biometrics of almost 90 million citizens for National Identification Numbers despite many bottlenecks. The success means that a capacity crunch could be ahead, however.

Speaking during a September 16 ceremony to mark International Identity Day, the African nation’s communication and digital economy minister, Ali Isa Pantami, said progress was made by effectively enforcing the law, reports The Cable.

Pantami explained that before the National Identity Management Commission was nested within his ministry a few years ago, about 40 million persons had been enrolled for a national ID number.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2022