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I Have Defeated Those Who Tried To Stop Introduction Of NIM – Pantami

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I Have Defeated Those Who Tried To Stop Introduction Of NIM – Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, has revealed that he received several threats from some citizens following the National Identity Policy Implementation.

Also, Pantami disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari administration has increased the National Identity Database by 150% in three years.

Pantami made this disclosure in his remarks at this year’s National Identity Day commemoration titled, ‘Institutions as Critical Stakeholders for Citizens’ Mobilisation’, in Abuja on Friday.

He lauded the success story of the policy despite stiff opposition.
He added that the digital Economy sector remitted more money to the FG government more than any other sector.

Explaining the importance of digital identity to development, he noted that, “According to World Bank, one billion people don’t have any legal identification, especially in Africa. That is why we have uncountable challenges in Africa, because we don’t have data to plan for our citizenry”.

He emphasized that Nigeria has captured more citizens into her National Identity Database than other African countries.

The minister said that the essence of the event is to remind citizens why digital identity is important.

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