The Federal Government has revealed that it has registered more than 60 million Nigerians for the unique National Identification Number (NIN) records in the National Identity Database (NIDB).
Naija News reports that this was made known on Thursday by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
NIMC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke, said the feat could not have been possible without the cooperation of all stakeholders, including the general public.
“The transformational value of a robust and inclusive foundational Identification system in today’s world cannot be overstated.”
”As a Commission, we’re committed to keeping this momentum of scaling up and speeding up NIN issuance nationwide for better identification, authentication and improved service delivery,” Adegoke said.
Adegoke praised the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami for his leadership in driving the programmes of the commission.
He also maintained that NIN remains “the Primary Identification for all citizens and legal residents”.
Recall that the NIMC had recently extended the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to October 31, 2021.
This was made known in a joint statement titled ‘FG Extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to 31st October, 2021′.
The statement was signed by the Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Ikechukwu Adinde; and NIMC’sAdegoke.
According to the statement, registration will now shift focus to remote and hard-to-reach areas, schools and health centres.
Source: Naija News