1million Nigerians with fake or partially wrong IDs

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 28th, 2012
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Abuja – One hundred million Nigerians, about 75% of the population, have IDs that are fake or partially wrong according to the director general of the National Registry Commission (NIMC), Chris Onyemenam. The lack of a modern identification system for citizens, he emphasized, “complicates significantly the state’s task as far as security, immigration and other vital sectors of public interest are concerned.” The NIMC’s director also said things will change and that the government would invest additional funds. Nigeria, Africa’s most densely inhabited country with about 160 million inhabitants, has for sometime been studying various plans to set up a National Registry Office that is currently almost non-existent. . .

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