To be counted as successful in the on-going Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project being supervised by the World Bank and financed by other global bodies, Nigeria must have issued National Identity Number (NIN) to 148 million of its citizens by June 2024. New Telegraph gathered through the bank’s document on the project that this performance indicator, among others, would determine the full release to the country of the $430 million earmarked for the project. According to the World Bank document, Nigeria, as of May this year, had issued 36.9 million NIN.
This means that the National Identity Management Commission (NIN) must issue NIN to additional 111.1 million Nigerians in the next four years. NIMC had repeatedly identified poor funding as the bane of the identification project in Nigeria, leading to slow-paced data capturing and low NIN database.
The Director-General of NIMC, Mr. Aliyu Aziz, had recently disclosed that the commission currently registers 500,000 monthly citing inadequate funding as a major constraint to achieving its target…
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