FG Inaugurates Nigeria Digital Identification for Development Project Steering Committee

The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially inaugurated the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development Project Ecosystem Steering Committee.

A statement signed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)’s Head of Cooperate Communication, Kayode Adegoke on Tuesday confirmed that the project, dubbed the Nigeria Digital ID4D Project aims to establish a secure and verifiable digital identity for every Nigerian, thereby improving service delivery, governance, and creating opportunities for growth in the digital economy.

Speaking at the event, Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria, Senator George Akume emphasized the project’s potential to revolutionize identification and access to services while stressing the importance of addressing challenges related to data privacy, accessibility, and citizen engagement for its success.

“The Nigeria Digital ID4D project holds immense promise in revolutionizing identification and access to services,” he said.

Also, the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NIMC, Abisoye Coker-Odusote, echoed Senator Akume’s sentiments, emphasizing the importance of digital identity in driving socio-economic development and empowering citizens.

She expressed confidence in the project’s transformative impact and the collective efforts of the Steering Committee.

“The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development Program represents a bold and ambitious initiative aimed at leveraging digital technologies to enhance service delivery, improve governance, and unlock opportunities for our citizens.”

The Steering Committee, chaired by Senator George Akume comprises key government officials and stakeholders, including Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Health, Education, and Communications and Digital Economy, as well as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the NIMC is tasked with guiding the strategic direction of the project and ensuring its alignment with international best practices while respecting the privacy and rights of all Nigerians.

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