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Biometrics should be privileged as a source of unique identity assurance over physical documents, and exclusion risk assessments should be reinforced to ensure organizations are aware of the real on-the-ground coverage of digital ID systems, multiple experts suggested during a special International Identity Day livecast event from ID4Africa.
A video and presentation on the genesis and importance of International Identity Day kicked off the event, and NIMC Director General Aliyu Aziz joined the livecast to inform the community of the observance of the day in Nigeria. A television program and several radio spots in the country marked International Identity Day, President Buhari called on governments around the world and the United Nations to recognize September 16 as a day for
Senior Nigerian government figures emphasized the importance of digital ID for citizens, and urged Nigerians to enroll for the country’s national ID with NIMC, Aziz reports.
International Identity Day was launched at ID4Africa 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, and is observed on September 16 in recognition of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 to provide legal identity for all, including birth registration, by 2030. More than 120 international organizations have since supported the call to officially recognize the day.
Nigeria’s government has formally adopted …
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