President Muhammadu Buhari has called on relevant stakeholders to redouble their efforts in attaining and establishing a complete database of all citizens in the country.
Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, made this call at the commemoration of the 3rd National Identity Day in Abuja.
The theme of the Day is “Identity, a tool for the sustainable digital economy and National security“.
He also commended the efforts of all stakeholders as regards National Identification Number (NIN), adding it was highly commendable, particularly being able to capture millions within less than a year.
Buhari called on stakeholders in the private and public sectors to join hands together before the end of his tenure to achieve a complete database for the country
He reminded all stakeholders and citizens that NIN was key to the success of Nigeria as a country.
“As long as we fail to recognize the gaps then it is difficult to fix our challenges confronting the country.
“With the right database in place, it will guide government to plan and take critical decisions on education, health agriculture.
“Data also will guide government to come up with effective national policies with the issue women, children and unemployment,” Buhari said.