NCS expresses worry over delay in national identity process, issuance

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Prof. Adesina Sodiya

THE Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, has expressed its worries over what it described as a slow response on the part of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, in the registration process and issuance of the National Identity Number, NIN. The NCS, therefore, offered to help NIMC and governments at all levels, in expediting action in the registration process and issuance of NIN.

Prof. Adesina Sodiya, president, NCS, in a statement in Lagos, said the progress of work on the NIMC project was not good enough and that the management of the current COVID-19 pandemic could be better managed with a good and acceptable National Identity database. He said NCS should support the NIMC to create a framework for issuance of temporary National Identity Number using complex data matching algorithm and facial recognition.

“This will allow Nigerians to register for NIMC by themselves using simple mobile phones. The application will be capable of working offline with upload to the central server when the network is available. Nigerians can get their NIN in a “DO IT YOURSELF” framework and from the comfort of their homes. NIMC can still collect and add fingerprints later for the temporary NIN to be permanent if the fingerprint is important,” he said.

Sodiya said NCS and associated organs and partners would collaborate to deliver the platform for NIMC within 180 days, and that NCS would also deliver a robust platform for the management of aids, foods, materials, among others, during this pandemic period.

– May 22, 2020 @ 15:12 GMT |

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