There are now 60 million unique National Identity Numbers in the National Identity Database, the National Identity Management Commission announced on Thursday.
NIMC's Head, Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke made the announcement in a press statement obtained by our correspondent, titled 'NIMC reaches more than sixty million (60) unique NIN records'.
It read in part, "The National Identity Management Commission is delighted to announce more than 60 million as the total number of unique NIN records in the National Identity Database. This feat couldn't have been possible without the cooperation of all stakeholders including the general public.
"The transformational value of a robust and inclusive foundational ID system in today's world cannot be overstated. As a Commission, we're committed to keeping this momentum of scaling up and speeding up NIN issuance nationwide for better identification, authentication, and improved service delivery. It is the Primary Identification for all citizens and legal residents."