Nigerian govt to capture details of IDPs- Official

The Nigerian government plans to capture the details of internally displaced persons (IDPs), the minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has said.

He disclosed this in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the ministry is developing the right policy environment to support enrolments for digital identity cards across the country.

It said the importance of a digital identity programme to the successful development of a digital economy cannot be overstated.

“Digital Identity plays a critical part in the development of a digital economy is also called the fabric of the digital economy,” it said

He reminded Nigerians of the importance of digital Identity.

“We will start by capturing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria and will also support the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and other stakeholders to ensure that we make the process of obtaining Digital IDs swift and secure,” it said.

One of the key objectives of Pillar #6 (Soft Infrastructure) of National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS)is support for the accelerated implementation of a Digital…

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