The National Identification Number registration is now over 100 million people, according to the National Identity Management Commission.
According to Nairametrics, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, revealed this on Thursday. The announcement disclosed that there are now more than 100 million NIN members, up from 61 million two years ago.
“Only 39 million Nigerians enrolled in the NIMC Identity Enrolments during the 13-year period between 2007 and October 2020,” according to Pantami.
The Ministry of Communications thanked the NIMC Governing Board and Management in a separate message to The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, Pantami, all stakeholders, as well as Nigerians since the 100 million NIN enrollees.
Recall as enrollments for the National Identification Number grew to 98.7 million in April, Nigeria got closer to the World Bank’s aim under the Digital Identification for Development project.
Nigeria is required to have issued 148 million NIN by June 2024 in accordance with the project’s provisions.
Banks specified additional goals in addition to issuing NIN to 148 million Nigerians by 2024, such as issuing NIN to at least 65 million female Nigerians and 50 million young people under the age of 16 by June 1.
However, even while the statistics made public by the National Identity Management Commission did not include the number of children who have been registered, it did show that as of April 28, 2023, 42.7 million females have received NINs.