FG to harmonise citizens’ data, ends multiple ID registrations

By Solomon Odeniyi

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has said that the Federal Government will invest in the harmonisation of the country’s data through the National Identity Management Commission, noting that multiple ID registrations will soon be over in the country.

Speaking while receiving the MTN management team led by the Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, in Abuja on Monday, Tunji-Ojo said there was a need for the country to have a tech-driven data hub under the ministry.

“We must have an interior hub; a massive data centre where we will have all our identity information documented.

“Data harmonisation is key,” he said, adding, “The integrity of our travel document must be restored through the harmonisation of our data.

“This way, our people do not have to repeat data capture processes during the passport enrolment phase when they have a valid NIN.”

“When we harmonise our data, there will be an exchange amongst agencies such that when our people need data for passport or BVN, with their NIN, their data can be pulled out,” he said.

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