NIN enrolment hits 107.34m

The National Identity Management Commission says 107.34 million Nigerians have been enrolled into the national identification number database as of May 2023.

The Commission’s Director General Abisoye Coker-Odusote, gave the new figures at a press briefing on Friday in Abuja.

She said the country’s NIN enrolment figure has reached 107 million as of May 2024, up from 85.6 million that was recorded in December 2023.

According to her, the figure was an increase of 3.2m or 3.2 per cent, from 104m in December 2023.

She stated that this accomplishment stems from the strategic plan implemented by the current NIMC management, aligned with its 5-Point Agenda to capture all Nigerians in the shortest possible time.

She said, “As of this morning, the total enrolment on our database is 107.34m which is more than half of the projected Nigerian population.

“We hope to get to the 200 million mark upon completion of the upgrade of the system and equipping of all NIMC centres soon.”

The NIN, a unique identifier assigned to each citizen, has gained prominence in recent years as the cornerstone of various government initiatives aimed at enhancing security, governance, and service delivery.

Source: The Punch


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