Source: Daily Post (Abuja)
By Wale Odunsi
The federal government has given an insight into the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy said with the development, the concept of Digital Number would be prioritized to replace the National Identity Card.
He made the disclosure in an interview with PRNigeria’s Economic Confidential.
Pantami confirmed that the contribution of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased in the second quarter of 2020.
The minister said broadband penetration rose significantly from a little above 30 percent to more than 42 percent in the last year.