Thursday, 17 October 2013

Identity Verification: Jonathan Orders Agencies to Stop Multiple Registration

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered all government agencies requiring identity verification or involved in data capturing activities by switching over to the National Identity Management Commission infrastructure by December 31, 2014.He also gave the NIMC till the same date to ensure that all eligible persons as provided for in Section 16 of the NIMC Act 23 of 2007 were enrolled into the National Identity Database.

Jonathan handed down the order at the inauguration of the enrollment exercise for the issuance of the National Identification Number held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

There has been growing concerns among Nigerians over the duplication of data capturing activities by government agencies including the Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Population Commission.

Culled from PUNCH

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