FG Aims to Enroll 200 Million Citizens in NIN by 2025

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has set an ambitious goal of enrolling 200 million Nigerians in the National Identification Number (NIN) system by 2025.

This announcement was made by Kayode Adegoke, the Head of Corporate Communications at NIMC, during an interview on X Space on Sunday.

Adegoke revealed that over 105 million NINs have been issued to Nigerians and legal residents to date. He expressed confidence that the commission would meet its target within the next one or two years, emphasizing the importance of universal enrollment.

To achieve this goal, an additional 95 million Nigerians need to register for their NINs. The NIN serves as a unique identifier for each citizen and has become integral to various government initiatives aimed at enhancing security, governance, and service delivery.

Adegoke highlighted recent improvements in the enrollment process, including the development of a self-service platform for modifications.

This platform allows individuals to update their information, such as names, dates of birth, and contact details, from anywhere using smartphones or computers.

In a bid to enhance the NIN system, NIMC has renewed its collaboration with IDEMIA Smart Identity, a firm specializing in cryptographic and biometric technologies.

The upgraded system will support 1 million identity verification searches per day, catering to the entire Nigerian population.

IDEMIA stated that NIMC’s efforts align with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, particularly the objective of providing legal identity for all by 2030.

With these advancements, Nigeria is poised to strengthen its identity management infrastructure and improve service delivery to its citizens.

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