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Pantami, Prof. Adeolu in the State House for Official Launching of National Policy Document

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami and the Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, on Thursday, joined President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House to officially launch National Policy Document for Local Content and Identity Policy for SIM Card.

President Buhari while receiving his National e-ID Card (NIN) from the Minister expressed his satisfaction over the success his government is recording in the enrollment of persons into the National Identification Number (NIN) database.

According to Buhari, 54 million Nigerians have now enrolled; noting that over 12 million of 54million registered within the last six months. “Our goal is total coverage” President said.

President Buhari emphasized that the National Identification Number (NIN) is the foundational digital ID for the country. “It will cover one of the weaknesses in our security structure. We will be able to easily identify all Nigerians, including the crooks in our midst” he said.

“Both Nigerian citizens and legal residents are expected to obtain the NIN. It will provide access to government services, and will give government useful insights that will enable us utilize scarce resources in a more efficient way” he remarked.


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