Source: Punch (Abuja)
By Sami Tunji
The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development project has partnered with the National Orientation Agency to drive awareness among Nigerians as it begins its pilot identity enrolment in the Federal Capital Territory and six states across the geopolitical zones in February next year.
This was according to a statement by the Manager, External Communication, NDID4D, Mouktar Adamu.
The statement read in part, “The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development project agreed to collaborate with the National Orientation Agency as it plans to begin pilot identity enrolment in the FCT and six states representing the geopolitical zones in the country in February 2023.
The statement read, “He reiterated the project’s overarching goal of increasing the number of persons in the country having a NIN and upgrading infrastructure at the National Identity Management Commission so as to be able to enrol in marginalised and hard-to-reach communities up to no fewer than 250 million persons during the project’s life cycle.”
The NOA DG assured the NDID4D that his agency can deploy mobile vans equipped with jingles in different languages, to sensitise communities, markets, places of worship and palaces of the NDID4D pilot enrolment programme in 2023.
The Nigeria Digital ID4D Project is to be financed through the World Bank’s International Development Association credit of $115m alongside co-financing of $100m from the French Agency for Development and $215m from the European Investment Bank.
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