Director General of NIMC Engages with Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population

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Bisoye Coker Odusote
The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote, on Wednesday, honoured the invitation of the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population to discuss some challenges currently faced at the commission and strategies to address them.

The meeting, chaired by the committee’s deputy chairman, Senator Gbenga Daniel, was held at the National Assembly. It provided an invaluable platform for fruitful dialogue between NIMC leadership and esteemed members of the Senate Committee.

During the session, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote presented an overview of the issues confronting NIMC, ranging from infrastructure constraints to logistical challenges in NIN enrollment processes.

Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote underscored NIMC’s unwavering commitment to overcoming these challenges and delivering on its mandate of providing a robust and universally recognized national identification system for Nigeria.

She highlighted ongoing initiatives aimed at enhancing service delivery, improving operational efficiency, and expanding the reach of NIN enrollment services across the country.

In his own remarks, Sen. Gbenga Daniel highlighted NIMC critical role as the country’s prime data parastatal, stressing its implications for security, planning, and national development. He therefore stressed the need for teamwork and national interest in the operation of the commission while
pledging the Senate’s support to finding sustainable solutions to the challenges facing NIMC.

Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote expressed her gratitude to the Senate Committee for their proactive engagement and invaluable insights, reaffirming NIMC’s readiness to collaborate closely with relevant stakeholders to achieve its objectives. She assured the Committee of NIMC’s determination to implement the recommendations arising from the discussions.

The Director General’s participation in the Senate Committee meeting reflects NIMC’s commitment to uphold the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and stakeholder engagement in its efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s identity management infrastructure.

Ayodele Babalola
Technical Adviser, Media, and Communications to the DG/CEO
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
13 March 2024

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