FG reaffirms dedication to data harmonization

Aghogho Udi

22 hours ago

The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has reaffirmed the government’s dedication to harmonizing the country’s data management processes through the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

In a meeting held on Monday in Abuja with the leadership team of MTN, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, Dr. Tunji-Ojo underscored the importance of this initiative.

The Minister highlighted that the Ministry of Interior is fully committed to ensuring the success of the data harmonization project, emphasizing that the era of multiple identity registrations will soon be a thing of the past.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has mandated the NIMC to spearhead the harmonization of the country’s databases, with the ultimate goal of enhancing national identity and bolstering security measures.

Dr. Tunji-Ojo stressed the need for a technology-driven data hub under the Ministry of Interior, saying, “We must have an Interior hub, a massive data centre where we will consolidate all our identity information documents.”