Thursday, June 9, 2011

Yet Another National I.D Card Scheme

This Day
7 June 2011


The Federal Government has again announced plans to commence registration for a biometric identity cards for Nigeria. A major component of the scheme is the establishment of the national identity register, a centralized database of personal information. Each Nigerian registered will be issued a national identification number with nine digits which will be unique to him.

Mr. Chris Onyemenam, the Director General of National Identity Management Commission, the managing agency, said the national identification number would be the basis with which citizens shall interact with the federal, state or local government before services can be rendered. We commend this new initiative after many false starts laden with controversies and scandals.

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