NIMC To Capture Details Of Internally Displaced Persons
The Federal government has pledged its commitment to focus more on the Internally Displaced Persons to enable the nation achieve additional milestones in data capturing of the citizenry.
The Director General, National Identity Management Commission, Mr Aliyu Aziz gave the assurance at a forum to mark this years National Identity day in Abuja.
Mr Aziz noted that the move became necessary to ensure that Nigeria have data base of all the citizenry even at the grassroots.
The Director General further noted that the impact of COVID-19 pandemic triggered the need for the nation to build a resilience and capitalise on the opportunities to leverage on digital identification system for reliable statistics for socioeconomic development.
In his word “Permit me to mention that the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic has also triggered the need for us as a nation to rethink our long term actions, chart new pathway, prioritize our national projects, build resilience, explore emerging trends and capitalize on the opportunities inherent in a unified ID system as a way to reposition our country, recover from the socio-economic challenges faced and confront the pre-existing trends and new ways of life and governance.
Leveraging a digital identification system for continuous data and reliable statistics under the new world order is crucial for our survival and growth as a nation in this era of digital inclusion and digital economy.”
He added that “It is important to mention that the Federal Government of Nigeria is committed to the advancement and immediate acceleration of the identification development programme of our country.
“With the visionary leadership of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria has been positioned to take giant steps in providing unique identity to all through collaboration with government institutions and viable partnership with the private sectors.”
In a similar manner, our nation’s ID goals can be fully realized when we leverage the adoption and use of digital identity to improve governance, enhance social accountability, promote security and provide basic services to the people.”
Also speaking at the occasion, the General Manager, Legal Services of the commission Mrs Hadiza Aliyu-Dagabana who stated that the National Identification Number issued will be from birth any can not be issued to another person stressed the need for every Nigeria to be captured.
The world identity day which was second in the series is celebrated every sixteen of September.
This years theme is Identity for Health Sustainable Development and Growth.