FG urges NIMC to stop duplication of Bio-Data (Nigeria24news)

FG urges NIMC to stop duplication of Bio-Data (Nigeria24news)

Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Habiba Lawal, said in spite of the commission’s success at data capture of registered persons in the country, there was still much more to be done.

The Federal Government yesterday urged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to evolve a more effective identity management system devoid of duplications.

The management of NIMC confirmed recently that it had already commenced the harmonisation process for the bio-data of all Nigerians.

Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card registration being handled by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Bank Verification Number (BVN); Drivers Licence by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and voters card number are among data expected to be harmonised.

 The Federal Government yesterday said the proliferation and duplication of efforts at biometric-based ‎identity systems was neither cost effective, nor smart security wise. Read more

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