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FG To Commence Harmonization Of Identity Cards

Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, has revealed that talks will soon begin among all relevant stakeholders in the national identity system to work out modalities on how to harmonise all the various identity systems for seamless and efficient service delivery in the country.

He said the discussion would involve all the relevant stakeholders concerned, ranging from the INEC, Banks, FRSC, NPC, Immigration, NCC etc. with the NIMC as a statutory body empowered by law to achieve the target in no distant future.

The Minister disclosed this on Saturday and at the 5th Identity Day commemoration held at ICC, Abuja with the theme: Identity As  Catalyst for Nigeria’s Development ” – Examining the Role of Identity in Key  Government Programs of Social Safety Net, Financial Inclusion, promotion of Good Governance and Transparency.

He said the harmonization and management of national identity was what the country needed now as a major means of mitigating and controlling crime as well as for national development.

The event was the first one under the current administration of  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and since the movement of the NIMC to the Ministry of Interior.

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