The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantanmi, has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari moved the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to his ministry.
In a statement on Sunday by the Spokesperson of the Minister, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, the minister said the President approved the transfer of the commission in order to ensure synergy and effective ministry supervision.
The statement added that the action was taken in consideration for the critical role of NIMC towards the realisation of the objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria (NDEPS).
Suleiman noted also that the transfer was based on President Buhari’s vote of confidence on the Minister based on his achievement within a short time in office.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands that the NIMC is mandated to create, manage, maintain and operate the National Identity Database established by the NIMC Act, 2007.
In an effort to realise this, the Commission has so far registered around 41 million eligible enrollees for the National Identity Number (NIN).