Harmonisation Of NIN, Major Means To Control Crime — Interior Minister


By Olasunkanmi Onifade

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo says the harmonisation and management of National Identity Number (NIN) is a major means of mitigating and controlling crime, and enhancing the quest for national development.

Tunji-Ojo said this at the 5th Identity Day commemoration organised by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Abuja.

The theme of day was ‘Identity as a catalyst for Nigeria’s development – Examining the role of identity in key government programs of social safety net financial inclusion, promotion of good governance and transparency’.

He said: “With a database of over 100 million National Identification Numbers in the National Identity Database, NIDB and  NIMC provide essential access to attaining this goal along with other major stakeholders.

” As a member of the Ministry of Interior family, NIMC joins in with other sister agencies in not only improving access by the public to services like passport…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria