FG announce plan to commence harmonization of Identity cards

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    Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has announced plans to hold talks with relevant stakeholders in the national identity system to work out modalities on how to harmonise all the various identity systems for smooth and efficient service delivery across the country

    The relevant stakeholders include, the INEC, Banks, FRSC, NPC, Immigration, NCC etc with the NIMC as a statutory body empowered by law to achieve the target in no distant future.

    The Minister made this known on Saturday at the 5th Identity Day commemoration held at ICC, Abuja with the theme: Identity As Catalyst for Nigeria’s Development ” – Examining the Role of Identity in Key  Government Programs of Social Safety Net, Financial Inclusion, promotion of Good Governance and Transparency.

    Tunji-Ojo said, “We live in the modern digital age where a secure and verifiable identity is vital for any set system to work.

    “You can’t access bank services and get ATM cards without proving your identity. You can’t even engage with others on online social media platforms without first verifying your identity. So, identity is key in our everyday lives, which is why we commemorate this Day today.

    “I have stated that the harmonization and management of national identity is a major means of mitigating and controlling crime as well as for national development,” he said.

    On her part, the Acting Director General/CEO of NIMC,  Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote said harmonization of all the various identity systems remain a top  priority in her agenda as CEO of NIMC.

    She said: “We embark on a journey that resonates deeply with our national aspirations. World Identity Day holds exceptional importance as it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the pivotal role that identity plays in our lives and its profound impact on society.

    “It is a day to recognize the transformative power of identity in shaping our destinies, safeguarding our rights, and connecting us as global citizens.

    Identity is more than a mere card or a number; it symbolizes our existence, our entitlements, and our place within society. It unlocks access to essential services, social benefits, and pathways to personal and economic growth. It stands as a testament to our individuality while serving as a bridge to our shared humanity.”

    “At the National Identity Management Commission, our vision remains unwavering: to provide every citizen and legal resident with a digital primary identity, making it a universal reference point.

    “We firmly believe that access to a reliable identity is not a privilege but a fundamental right. It serves as the cornerstone upon which we can build a more inclusive, secure, and prosperous society.”

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