Oracle Nigeria has honoured the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) with the leadership in Technology Innovation Award, for its unrelenting effort to create a sustainable system that transforms the way identity is collected, established, authenticated and asserted using advanced biometric technologies in the country.
The award was presented to the Commission by the Managing Director, Oracle Nigeria, Mr. Adebayo Sanni, and was received by the Director General/ Chief Executive Officer, NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz at the NIMC Headquarters, Abuja.
While making the presentation, Mr. Sanni applauded the entire management and staff of NIMC for the giant stride to deliver a reliable National Identity Management System and for applying innovative technology in line with world’s best practices in her quest to achieve sustainable result.
According to him, Oracle considers NIMC an extremely strategic partner, and is committed to maintaining a strategic partnership with the Commission.
“When we look at the potentials of Digital Identity Management and where NIMC is headed, we think sustainable partnership with the Commission so we can help NIMC achieve its mandate to create a dependable identity database, as fast as possible.” He said.
Receiving the award, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, commended the entire staff of the Commission for the recognition and promised that the Commission will not relent in its effort to create a reliable database which will better equip the government at all levels to identify the need of Nigerian citizens and Legal Residents, for better service delivery.
He said, “A reliable database will help secure the nation’s economy, deliver the federal government’s development agenda, and provide for key government services, such as social safety net, security agriculture and financial inclusion.”
He noted that NIMC as the regulatory authority managing a central Identity data repository has provided standard regulations that will enable uniformity in the demographic and biometric information to be collected, stored, managed and utilized in specific use cases, as the Commission begins the identity Ecosystem approach of data capture.
Engr. Aziz called on Oracle to give NIMC its maximum support, particularly as the Ecosystem initiative kicks off with attendant increase in enrolment into the NIDB for the next here years.
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)