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National Identity Number will be made compulsory soon – Minister of Digital Economy, Isa Pantami

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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has announced that the National Identity Number will be made compulsory soon.

 

The Minister who said this while receiving the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) management team in his office in Abuja, asked the agency to raise its monthly digital identity enrolment of Nigerians from the current 500,000 to 2.5million.

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Pantami further directed the commission to set up complaint units in its centres across the county to ensure that the complaints of Nigerians were promptly addressed.

 

In a statement released by the Minister’s spokesperson Uwa Suleiman, it was gathered that Pantami stated that he is “committed to ensuring that citizens easily obtain secure digital identity” and urged them to “enroll as soon as possible.”

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He said;

 

“This is imperative because the National Identity Number (NIN) will soon be made mandatory for accessing government services and interventions.

“Digital Identity is one of the key requirements of any digital economy and it is captured under Pillar #6 of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria.”

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Children were filmed having fun in Oba of Lagos’ swimming pool after hoodlums vandalised his palace and carted away personal belongings including his staff of office on Wednesday, October 21.

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President Buhari to address Nigerians at 7pm today

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President Buhari will address Nigerians at about 7pm today October 22.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement released this afternoon. It reads

”Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7pm.

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Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria respectively for the broadcast.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 22, 2020”

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