NIMC Decries Low Participation of Nigerians in National Identity Coverage

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Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz

Udora Orizu in Abuja

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has raised concerns over the low coverage of Nigerians in the identity development of the country, saying a unique number and digital identity could help solve the present problems facing the country.

The NIMC Director-General and Deputy General Manager, Mr. Aliyu Aziz and Mrs. Uche Chigbo respectively, who stated this in their separate presentations in Abuja at a press conference, noted that only 38 million Nigerians out of over 180 million have been captured.

They lamented that despite the huge financial investment by the federal government to facilitate the process of registering Nigerians in the diaspora, foreign legal residents and internally displaced persons, the process is still suffering serious setbacks.

“Our country has been on the journey to provide identification for all Nigerian citizens and legal residents for some…



Source: Thisday Newspaper