The Interior Minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has noted that the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC will be utilised by the Federal Government to invest in the harmonisation of the nation’s data.
Tunji-Ojo stated that the nation needed a tech-driven data centre under the ministry while welcoming the MTN management team, which was led by the Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, in Abuja on Monday.
“We must have an interior hub; a massive data centre where we will have all our identity information documented”.
“Data harmonisation is key. The integrity of our travel document must be restored through the harmonisation of our data”.
“This way, our people do not have to repeat data capture processes during the passport enrolment phase when they have a valid NIN.”
“When we harmonise our data, there will be an exchange amongst agencies such that when our people need data for passport or BVN, with their NIN, their data can be pulled out”.