NIN registration: FG records 48% of monthly target

NIN registration: FG records 48% of monthly target

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

According to findings from, the National Identity Management Commission was only able to achieve 47.6% of the Federal Government’s monthly goal of 2.5 million registrations in the first eight months of the year.

This is because, despite a decrease in enrollments, the number of Nigerians with National Identification Numbers increased to 102.39 million in August.

As per the NIMC information acquired and broke down by our reporter, enrolment has fallen by 35.14 percent year-on-year in the initial eight months of the year as just 8.36 million (as of August 28, 2023) individuals have selected for NIN up until this point this year from the 12.89 million individuals that had enlisted as of July 7, 2022.

In the first eight months of 2023, the average number of NIN enrollees per month is 1.19 million. The information showed that the nation is missing the mark concerning its 2.5 million Public Recognizable proof Number enrolment target each month as set in the Public Advancement Plan 2021-2025.

The NIN enrollment rate increased from 72.7 million as of January 1, 2022, to 94.03 million as of December 31, 2022, with the commission successfully registering 21.33 million individuals in 2022. For the year, the average number of NIN enrollees was 1.78 million.

The Federal Government stated in the plan that it would enroll 100 million Nigerians over the course of three years and 2.5 million people each month. It said the lack of information was turning into an issue in the nation and this should have been tended to with an enrollment drive.

The public authority uncovered, “The most recent of these is the Nigerian Correspondences Commission connecting SIM Enrollment Information to the Public Personality Number Data set. In the next three years, NIMC intends to register an additional 100 million people and has begun a massive registration drive. The arrangement is to select 2.5 million individuals month to month for the following three years.”

Remarking on the NIN enrolment for the month, NIMC said, “NIMC’s enrolment figures as of August 28, 2023, at present stand at over 102.39 million extraordinary records. The most elevated total enrolment figure of over 11.17 million was kept in Lagos State.”

The total number of diasporan applicants was 482,670, and the data showed that more men (58.15 million) than women (44.24 million) had applied for NIN. The top states for NIN enlistment incorporate Lagos (11.17 million), Kano (9.08 million), Kaduna (6.35 million), Ogun (4.32 million), and Oyo (3.97 million).

Base states incorporate Bayelsa (642,233), Ebonyi (818,173), Ekiti (1.01 million), Cross-Stream (1.17 million), and Taraba (1.48 million).

At a new supper in organization with the Service of Correspondences and Computerized Economy, the World Bank Country Chief for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, certified the bank’s cooperation with NIMC to guarantee the effective rollout and enlistment of computerized public IDs in the country.

He rehashed the obligation to give something like 148 million individuals of working age with a computerized public ID by the center of 2024. He noticed the capability of utilizing advanced innovations to drive change.

He said, “Our principal mission here in Nigeria is to dispense with neediness, improve lives make occupations, for all Nigerian youth. One of the areas that we think have the best potential is the area of utilizing computerized innovations to change. Presently to do that it starts with having this advanced public ID.

“So, one of the main partnerships we have is working with NIMC to ensure the rollout of the registration so that all 213 million to 220 million Nigerians have a digital national ID, starting, of course, with all people who are of working age, and I think the target for that is at least 148 million people by the middle of next year,” the statement reads.

The country’s digital identity initiative is anticipated to receive $115 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association credit as part of the Digital Identification for Development project. Additionally, the country will receive $100 million in co-financing from the French Agency for Development and $215 million from the European Investment Bank, bringing the total amount to $430 million.

According to a recent report, as of April 30, 2023, only $35.6 million had been distributed for the project’s implementation.

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