Nigeria is working in direction of the adoption of September 16 as World Identification Day by the United Nations (UN).
Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, Director Basic/CEO, Nationwide Identification Administration Fee (NIMC) made this recognized on Wednesday. He spoke in Abuja on the 2nd version of the annual Nationwide Identification Day commemoration.
Aziz stated in 2019, Nigeria turned the primary nation to mark the day in recognition of the significance of id to human existence and socio-economic growth.
He famous that the 2020 celebration was a part of the worldwide marketing campaign for adoption of the date by the UN and in commemoration of Sustainable Improvement Aim (SDG) which seeks authorized id for all together with delivery registration by 2030.
“Nigeria is dedicated to the development of the identification growth programme with the visionary management of President Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria has been positioned to take big steps in offering distinctive id via collaboration with authorities establishments and the non-public sector.”
Aziz stated the nation’s targets could be absolutely realized with the usage of digital id to enhance governance, improve social accountability, promote safety and supply primary companies to the folks.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the necessity for us as a nation to rethink our long run actions, chart new pathway, prioritize our nationwide initiatives, construct resilience, discover rising developments and capitalize on the alternatives inherent in a unified ID system.”
He added that leveraging on a digital identification system for steady information and dependable statistics beneath the brand new world order is essential for Nigeria’s development within the period digital inclusion and digital economic system.
Aziz counseled the efforts of Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, “who talked about that for the digital economic system to flourish, 4 issues are wanted: a smartphone, a digital account, broadband infrastructure and digital Identification.”
He thanked the federal authorities, nationwide meeting, diplomatic corps, World Financial institution, French Improvement Company (AfD), European Union (EU), companions and media for his or her cooperation.
The CEO expressed confidence that with residents’ assist, NIMC will bequeath a strong and sustainable nationwide id system for the longer term generations.
Aziz urged Nigerians but to enroll for his or her Nationwide Identification Quantity (NIN) to take action as quickly as doable.