Pictured, 16 September 2019, Nigeria’s first observation of National Identity Day hosted by the National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC) at the International Conference Centre, Abuja FCT. The choice of date was in recognition of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.9 which calls for legal identity for all including birth registration by 2030.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day. It is the first country to do so. National eAuthentication Limited (NeA) and the NIMC, therefore joined the global coalition calling for the recognition of September 16 as International Identity Day.
NeA recognize the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development, social cohesion, proper planning, governance and efficient service delivery. Identity plays an important role in empowering individuals to exercise their rights fairly and equitably in a modern society.
Various instrumental stakeholders in the industry including NeA were in attendance, for, example, NIS, Customs and NITDA.
Key notable and respected dignitaries who understand the huge role that prompt effective digital identity management will have in shaping a greater Nigeria were also in attendance.
The theme was “Assured Digital Identity For All”. The unveiling of the new Identity Day Emblem also took place
Pictures from Nigeria’s first National Identity Day, hosted by NIMC at the International Conference Centre Abuja, attended by National eAuthentication Limited and other notable stakeholders and dignitaries.