National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Director-General, Aliyu Aziz, has faulted the identification system, arguing that it cannot foster economic growth.
To him, only the National Identification Number (NIN) has the key to the realisation of the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP) of the government.
He said the NIN will help the government to effectively deliver services, adding that the government’s plan to strengthen fiscal management and promote good governance and transparency required identifying citizens, this can be achieved only with the NIN, Aziz said.
He spoke on: Innovative Developments Supporting Evolving Digital Economy at the 2017 INDO AFRICA ICT Expo, organised by the Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) in Lagos. According to him, Nigeria’s fragmented identity ecosystem has remained a deterrent to the growth of basic amenities required to realise a reasonable standard of living for the people.
Photo Caption: National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Director-General, Aliyu Aziz.