Having an identity is not just a luxury but also a basic right for every Nigerian, according to Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote, acting director general of the National Identity Management Commission.
In her comments to media at the National Identity Day celebration on Saturday in Abuja, Engr Coker-Odusote revealed this.
She said that the Commission is dedicated to enrolling more people than its current database of 100 million National Identity Numbers, or NINs.
We truly think that having access to a trustworthy identification is a basic right rather than a luxury. It acts as the basis for creating a society that is more inclusive, safe, and affluent.
Nigeria’s progress toward a strong Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) is symbolic of the country’s dedication to using digital technology for the benefit of its people, particularly in the delivery of social services.
Recall that Nigeria was the first nation to declare September 16th as National Identity Day internationally in 2019.