Single Identification Numbers: FG Orders Urgent Issuance To Citizens

Single Identification Numbers: FG Orders Urgent Issuance To Citizens
Patrick Aigbokhan
The Federal Government has ordered all agencies capturing the biometrics of Nigerians to urgently aggregate their records so as to provide a unique identity for each citizen.
Alhaji Aliyu Aziz, Director General, National Identity Management Commission, who made this known on Monday after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the vice president gave the presidential marching order at the meeting.
Aziz said that all the agencies that are in charge of capturing biometrics are expected to aggregate all the data bases and subsequently give every Nigerian and legally resident persons a unique identification.
He said such unique identification number would allow every person to have a single identity and can be easily traced.
“The number will also make it easy for government to reach the citizen with certain benefits that would soon be provided.
“Through the identification number, everyone will get his/her own share’’, the Director-General said.