The National Identity Management Commission has said the commission has 5,500 active enrollment centers for National Identification Number nationwide.

The Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, who disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking at an event in Lagos, said that the commission also had over 15, 000 registration devices nationwide.

Aziz said 101 million Nigerians had registered for the NIN, and 44 per cent of the total numbers were women.

From the database of NIMC, he said, 90 per cent of adults between 15 years and upwards had been captured, while the remaining were children who were either in the hospital or school.

He said, “As of today, the National Identity Database has over 101 million records and NINs issued. It has been a painstaking effort to capture good quality data which we are proud of and can boldly open for audit.

“The active Enrolment Centers and Enrolment devices have greatly increased to 5,500 centers and 15,000 devices nationwide. This has ensured the wide spread of enrolment activities to many parts of the country including some remote areas and communities.”

Aziz also said 170 private firms had been issued data capture, with more than 30 state governments and public institutions to assist the commission.

The NIMC DG said the data available showed that more males had been covered than females.

According to him, “Analysis of the National ID database has shown that there is a low coverage and gender gap in Nigeria ID project considering the notion that there are more women than men. With over 101 million registered persons to date, only 44 per cent are females.

“This shows that more males have been registered than females. From the gender deep dive studies conducted by NIMC in collaboration with the World Bank, some of the barriers to accessing identity were categorised into lack of awareness, none value/Use of ID, accessibility issues, time taken to register, lack of documentation, biometric capture issues among others.”



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