Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to deploy a special National Identification Number (NIN) Enrolment Centre at the Technology Times Outlook 2017 Business Summit.
The summit with the theme ‘National Identity-Unlocking Possibilities for Knowledge-Driven Nigeria’, is scheduled to hold in Lagos on the 23rd and 24th of February, at the Muson Centre, Onikan.
Deployment of the special Centre, in collaboration with the planning Committee of Technology Times Outlook 2017, is to avail more Nigerians the opportunity to be enrolled into the National Identity Database (NIDB) and be issued the NIN, which is a non-intelligent set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrollment.
The NIN enrolment Centre will be adequately equipped, to ensure that all participants at the event are enrolled. The deployment of this enrolment Centre will facilitate, as well as fast-track the enrolment of Nigerians as the Commission is committed to populating the NIDB.
The NIMC Director General/ CEO, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, will also deliver a keynote address tagged ‘National Identity Management: Unlocking Possibilities for Knowledge-Driven Nigeria’. The Summit is organised by Technology Times, provider of news, information and events, to create a technology thought leadership platform for the Nigerian information and communication technology (ICT).
“At Technology Times Outlook 2017, leaders in business and government, innovators, visionaries and frontier thinkers will come together to share perspectives and insights on the National ID programme of Nigeria and other key technology initiatives and trends that will either shape, define or disrupt Nigerian economy in the new year and beyond,” said Shina Badaru, founder of Technology Times Media Limited.
Participants who will be at the event are urged to come along with a valid means of identification such as the Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, International Passport, Voter’s Card, etc. for verification.
Participants are also encouraged to bring along their children/wards, as the Commission has commenced the enrolment and issuance of the NIN to minors from age zero to fifteen (0-15).
However, it is mandatory that the parent or guardian of the minor must also enroll and have a NIN before the child/ward can be registered. It is also compulsory for the minor to visit any of the NIMC enrolment office nationwide to update his/her registration when he or she turns 16 because it is at this stage that the National e-ID Card will be processed and subsequently issued to the individual as an adult.
Other speakers at the event include Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman, Zinox Group, Mr. Simon Kolawole, Founder/CEO, Cable Newspaper Ltd, Muhammed Rudman, CEO, Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Ibrahim Dikko, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria.
Badaru also said, “The Technology Times Person of the Year 2016 will emerge at the #TTOulook17 dinner which is co-located with the Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Awards & Dinner. The award will recognise and honour that individual that has made enduring contribution to the Nigerian ICT industry.”
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