The Director General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Abisoye Coker-Odusote has disclosed that NIMC and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are currently working with security agencies to utilize the National Identity Numbers (NIN) and Subscribers Identity Modules (SIM) databases to track down kidnappers and victims of kidnapping.

Odusote who declined to give details of the collaboration  disclosed this shortly after declaring open stakeholder engagement in Nigeria identification for development project (ID4D) in Abuja.

She said loopholes that have been identified are being plugged while NIMC and NCC are collaborating with security agencies to ensure infrastructures and other necessary information are harnessed to address the challenges.

Odusote emphasized that the essence of National Identity Numbers (NIN) for citizens is to reduce incidences of corruption and implement strategic development plans.

She added that following the ongoing reforms in NIMC, more vulnerable persons, especially persons with disabilities, would be captured in the national identity database as well as people who are in various internally displaced persons camps in the country.

January 18, 2024

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