The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has disclosed the importance of the National Identity Number, NIN.
Pantami said the NIN would help the Nigerian government and security agents to identify those who access the internet.
He disclosed this at the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris.
Pantami also disclosed that 67 million Nigerians have enrolled for NIN.
According to Pantami: “NIN“is going to be the foundation of our economy and also the foundation of our security that whoever happens to go online, his identity will be known by the federal government and also by our security institution.
“As it is today, the enrollment has been over 67 million and most importantly, we are able to capture the most important category of people that come out to do businesses.
“So it becomes a prerequisite to enjoying government services and I believe this will bring more peace of mind to potential investors to know that the government has been doing something significant in that regard.”
NIN will ensure credible citizen-database – NCC