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Otunba Gbenga Daniel Chairs Senate Committee Dialogue with NIMC DG on National Identity and Population Issues

Otunba Gbenga Daniel Chairs Senate Committee Dialogue with NIMC DG on National Identity and Population Issues

Senator Otunba Gbenga Daniel, deputy chairman of the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population, took the helm in chairing an important meeting with Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote, the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), on Wednesday. This meeting was convened following an invitation extended by the Committee to address pressing challenges within the commission and devise effective strategies to tackle them.

The session served as an essential platform for fostering constructive dialogue between the leadership of NIMC and esteemed members of the Senate Committee.
Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote provided a comprehensive overview of the issues confronting NIMC, encompassing infrastructure constraints and logistical challenges encountered in National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment processes.

Highlighting NIMC’s resolute commitment to surmounting these challenges and fulfilling its mandate of establishing a robust and universally recognized national identification system for Nigeria, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote emphasized ongoing initiatives aimed at enhancing service delivery, improving operational efficiency, and expanding the reach of NIN enrollment services across the nation.

In his remarks, Senator Gbenga Daniel underscored the critical role of NIMC as the country’s premier data agency, emphasizing its implications for national security, planning, and development. He reiterated the importance of teamwork and national interest in the commission’s operations while pledging the Senate’s unwavering support in finding sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by NIMC.

Expressing gratitude to the Senate Committee for their proactive engagement and invaluable insights, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote reaffirmed 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 stemming from the discussions.

The Director General’s active participation in the Senate Committee meeting underscores NIMC’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and stakeholder engagement in its endeavors to fortify Nigeria’s identity management infrastructure.