World Bank: Identification in Nigeria

Published: 10/Feb/2018
Source: World Bank

In January, the Office of the Vice President in Nigeria and the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC), with support from the World Bank, convened a workshop to discuss the identification ecosystem in Nigeria. The day-long event – attended by over 165 representatives across various government agencies, the private sector, donor partners, and civil society – aimed to achieve a consensus around the approach in the Strategic Roadmap for Developing Digital ID in Nigeria. After a lively discussion on the vision, the ecosystem approach, the capacities of various actors, the technical design considerations, and risk mitigation strategies, the group moved to officially endorse the Roadmap and submit it to the Federal Executive Council for final approval. The World Bank is currently preparing advisory and financial support to the Government of Nigeria, together with other development partners to help realize this vision.

Read World Bank ID4D newsletter.

Read NIMC CEO opening remarks.


Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2018