A total of 60 million Nigerians have now registered for the National Identity Number (NIN) and have their details captured in the National Identity Database.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), on Thursday.
The statement read: “The National Identity Management Commission is delighted to announce more than 60 million as the total number of unique NIN records in the National Identity Database.
“This feat couldn’t have been possible without the cooperation of all stakeholders including the general public.
“The transformational value of a robust and inclusive foundational ID system in today’s world cannot be overstated.”
The NIMC maintained that NIN is the primary identification for all citizens and legal residents in Nigeria.
The Commission added that it is committed to keeping the momentum of scaling up and speeding up NIN issuance nationwide for better identification, authentication and improved service delivery.
The Federal Government recently extended the integration of the NIN and subscriber identity module (SIM) exercise till October 31.
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