President of Dangote group, Aliko Dangote, has called on Nigerians to get enrolled in the on-going registration for National Identity cards being carried out by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
The business mogul, citing the economic benefits of having a robust unified national identity card management, made the call just as the NIMC disclosed that it has enrolled till date 30 million Nigerians and that effort are on to capture the entire population within the next three years.
Dangote spoke when the management of the Commission visited him in his office in Lagos and presented him with his Identity slip as well as a draft report of the Strategic Roadmap for Developing Digital Identification in Nigeria
Dangote told the NIMC management to copy from India with a larger population and which has also successfully carried out Digital Identification of all its citizens and that with collaboration with partners and adequate awareness campaign, the Commission can successfully accomplish the task of enrolling all Nigerians within the shortest possible time.
Speaking earlier, the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Engr. Aliyu Aziz said the Commission is adopting an Eco system just as india to liberalize the enrolment process by licensing state and local governments, business organizations, bodies and agencies to enroll the citizens while the Commission will only regulate their activities.