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    Date: September 22, 2019, 05:5 AM

 Nigeria adopt September 16 as national ID day

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By ayomipovhik • 12 days ago • 766 views • 265 comments
Nigeria adopt September 16 as national ID day

LAGOS – The Federal Government has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day.


The government said this was a practical move to create awareness among the people of the country on the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development and social cohesion.



Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), conveyed the government’s approval in a letter dated August 29, 2019 and addressed to Aliyu Aziz, the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).


A letter signed on the SGF’s behalf by David K. Gende, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, conveyed government’s approval to the NIMC chief executive officer that Nigeria “should join the Coalition for International Identity Day,” in response to the latter’s earlier request.

The letter reads in part: “I am to inform you that the SGF has considered and approved (i) that Nigeria should join the Coalition for International Identity Day, which will recognise the role of identity management for proper planning, governance and efficient service delivery;



“(ii) that the National Identity Management Commission should proceed with educational and awareness campaigns on the proposed identity day to other public and private sector stakeholders including institutions in the movement.”


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