President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Thursday, said that the National Identification Number, NIN, will give the government useful insights that will enable it utilise scarce resources in more efficient ways, 36 .
The President added that the ongoing synchronisation of the National Identification Number with SIM cards, will help the country to easily identify people, including criminals, amid the insecurity rising in most parts of the country.
He therefore, urged Nigerians to fully participate in the exercise, which he said will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening the economy.
President Buhari spoke while inaugurating the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Cards registration, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, in Abuja.
His words: “The NIN will cover one of the weaknesses in our security structure. We will be able to easily identify and know the personality of Nigerians. We will identify people easily, including the crooks.”
President Buhari speaking further, said that the inauguration of the Revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card registration was timely, and would support efforts to enhance security, and develop the economy.
He added: “The National Identification Number is the foundational digital ID for the country; both Nigerian citizens and legal residents are expected to obtain the NIN. It will provide access to government services, and will give government useful insights that will enable us to utilize scarce resources in a more efficient way.”