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NIMC captures more than 60 million Nigerians in NIN database



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NIMC captures more than 60 million Nigerians in NIN database


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Thursday announced it has registered more than 60 million Nigerians for the unique National Identification Number (NIN) records in the National Identity Database (NIDB).

The Commission said the feat could not have been possible without the cooperation of all stakeholders, including the general public.

Its Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Kayode Adegoke noted in a statement today that “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 added..

Adegoke who commended Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami for his leadership in driving the programmes of the commission, emphasised that NIN remains “the Primary Identification for all citizens and legal residents”.

Business Metrics reported earlier that at this point, the federal government is shifting the NIN enrollment to capture more people in remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and address low enrolments in schools and hospitals, as evidenced by enrolment statistics


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