NIMC assures robust, universally recognised national identification system for Nigeria

Mrs Abisoye Coker-Odusote, Director- General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has assured that the commission is determined to provide a robust and universally recognised national identification system for Nigeria.
Coker-Odusote said this in a statement issued by Mr Ayodele Babalola, the commission’s Technical Adviser on Media on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the statement, she gave the assurance when she appeared before the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population to discuss challenges currently faced at the commission and strategies to address them.
The statement said the meeting
which provided a platform for fruitful dialogue between NIMC’s leadership and members of the Senate Committee was chaired by the Sen. Gbenga Daniel, the committee’s Deputy Chairman.
Coker-Odusote expressed gratitude to the Senate Committee for its proactive engagement and invaluable insights and reaffirmed NIMC’s readiness to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to achieve its objectives.
She assured the Committee of NIMC’s determination to implement the recommendations arising from the discussions.
“The Director-General’s participation in the Senate Committee meeting reflects NIMC’s commitment to uphold the highest standards of transparency, accountability.
“And stakeholder engagement in its efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s identity management infrastructure.
“During the session,Coker-Odusote
presented an overview of the issues confronting NIMC, ranging from infrastructure constraints to logistical challenges in NIN enrollment processes.
“She underscored NIMC’s unwavering commitment to overcoming these challenges and delivering on its mandate of providing a robust and universally recognised national identification system for Nigeria,” the statement said.
It added that Coker-Odusote
highlighted ongoing initiatives aimed at enhancing service delivery, improving operational efficiency, and expanding the reach of NIN enrollment services across the country.
According to the statement, the committee’s chairman highlighted NIMC’s critical role as the country’s prime data parastatal, stressing its implications for security, planning and national development.
“He therefore stressed the need for teamwork and national interest in the operation of the commission and pledged Senate’s support to finding sustainable solutions to the challenges facing NIMC,” the statement said.(

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