The National Identity Management Commission has said that 56 million Nigerians have registered for the National Identity Number since the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa pantami, took over office in 2020.
The Federal Government has over the years insisted on the registration of NIN by all Nigerians and may replace the Bank Verification Number, according to Pantami.
Prof Aziz Aliyu, the Director-General of NIMC, announced this on Monday at the batch 10 launching of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) projects.
Aliyu said, “As of today NIMC has been able to register 56 million Nigerians with their NIN and that has been possible since Dr Isa Pantami took over as Minister of Communications and Digital Economy in October 2020.
“We register at least two million Nigerians monthly which is a good effort toward the digital economy agenda.”
NAN reports that the projects launched were the National Policy on Virtual Engagements in the Federal Public Institutions, ECC Akure, Ondo State and Digital Economy Centre (DEC), Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.
Also among the projects were the Digital Economy Centre, Delta State University, Abraka and DEC, Government Secondary School, Rigasa (Main), Kaduna State.