Nigeria gives timeline for national digital ID

The Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) estimates that it will take three to five years to register all Nigerians in its national digital ID programme. Among activities to be undertaken during this time are registration of citizens and residents, harmonisation of state and federal databases, and verification and cleaning up of data. Digital identity stakeholders are also envisioning a revision of the relevant laws to incorporate private sector and civil society representation in the governance of the NIMC.