National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said it would scale up the enrolment and issuance of the unique National Identification Numbers to Nigerians and legal residents from 500,000 to 2.5 million monthly.
Aliyu Aziz, director-general, NIMC, said this was the commission’s renewed commitment towards the provision of identity services to the nation.
He gave the assurance while playing host to Isa Pantami, minister of Communications and Digital Economy, , who was on an official visit to the commission’s head office in Abuja.
Aziz said in a statement issued by the head, Corporate Communications, Mr Kayode that the commission would meet and surpass the monthly target.
he stated further that it would be part of the policy statements in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy.
The NIMC boss told his guest that the commission had competent human resources and was looking forward to government support and intervention in injecting the much needed material resources to realise the set objectives.
Pantami charged the commission to increase and improve its performance with regards to NIN registration and issuance, as he also reiterated the target of 2.5 million monthly enrolments.
The minister told his host that the importance of digital identity in actualising the digital economy goals could not be overemphasised and commended the strides recorded by the NIMC despite limited resources.