24m Nigerians so far registered on National Identity Database — NIMC

by Udeh Isaac

The Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Mr Aliyu Aziz, says the commission has so far registered 42 million Nigerians on the national identity database.

The director-general was speaking during an interactive session with members of the media to commemorate the 2020 National Identity Day on Wednesday in Abuja.

The theme of the 2020 celebration was ” Identity for Health, Sustainable Development and Growth”.

Aziz said the commission required additional four thousand (4,000) enrollment centres to effectively speed up the enrollment process.

He said, the commission currently had one thousand (1,000) enrollment centres which according to him was not enough to cover the population of the country.

Aziz, also informed the gathering that the idea behind the introduction of digital Identity Ecosystem was to enable government have easy access to accurate data of citizens for the provision of social services.

He said, through the system, the commission was working on modalities to capture 2.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) within two to three months.

The director-general, however, said, the commission was able to collate 14 million data from other government agencies through its data harmonisation process.

Aziz also ordered the public to report the extortion committed by the CPU, especially during the registration process.

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