Nigeria’s National Identity Database Faces Emerging Technology Threats, Warns NIMC

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has expressed concerns about emerging technology threats to Nigeria’s national identity database, which houses the data of more than 100 million Nigerians.

Abisoye Coker-Odusote, the acting director-general of NIMC, raised this issue during the 5th National Identity Day celebration held in Abuja. She emphasized the need for vigilance in safeguarding the integrity and security of the country’s identity systems, especially in the face of rapidly evolving technologies and emerging threats.

Coker-Odusote highlighted the importance of prioritizing privacy and data protection principles while embracing digital transformation. She stressed the need for inclusivity, ensuring that identity solutions are accessible to all citizens, leaving no one behind.

Reaffirming NIMC’s commitment to effective identity management, the director-general encouraged staff members to work diligently to strengthen the trust between citizens and their government. She also urged harnessing the potential of identity to drive economic development, promote social inclusion, and champion justice and human rights.

In his address at the event, the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, emphasized that the harmonization and management of national identity play a crucial role in mitigating and controlling crime, as well as fostering national development.

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