President Has Gotten His National Identity Card… Have You Gotten Yours?
President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has received his National Identity card in Abuja on Wednesday, 14th October.
Director General of the National Identity Management Corporation (NIMC), Chris Onyemenam, presented it to him at the Presidential Villa where he also briefed pressmen at the event.
“First, we demonstrated to the president how the national identification number can be used to confirm the identity of an individual even if the person is not present and that is the reason why we said the identification number is a security number. Because with that and if you have access to our data base, you can confirm the identity of an individual.
Secondly, we presented the electronic card to the president and we demonstrated to him how it will be taken round. This is one Rome that was not built in a day, slow and steady.
With the help of harmonization and integration, that he has directed, we are getting rapidly far more than we ever did before, in trying to unite our data base, and I demonstrated that.
So basically, what we did was to activate the electronic identity and the security on it and subsequently, the payment solutions on the card and I explained to the president, that there are certain applications on the card and this activation that he has done cut across the entire activation. What is then left is for each agency, once they are using their own application to then customize it with their security on it and then control the use of that application.”