The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Abisoye Coker-Odusote, has said that NIMC and the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, are synergising with security agencies to track down kidnappers and rescue the victims.

Odusote made this disclosure on Thursday in Abuja at the Stakeholders Consultation Forum in Nigeria Digital Identification for Development Project, NDID4D.

She said they were going to use the National Identity Numbers, NIN, and Subscribers Identity Modules, SIM, databases to track them down.

DAILY POST reports that the forum is with the theme, “Fostering Inclusion and Feedback Mechanism in the Nigeria Digital (ID4D) Project.”

Odusote did not give details of the collaboration, saying some gaps had been identified and all stakeholders were working to close up such gaps to address the security problems plaguing the country.

According to her, loopholes that had been identified were being plugged, while NIMC and NCC were also collaborating with security agencies to ensure infrastructure and other necessary information were harnessed to address the challenges.

Odusote, who was represented by her Technical Assistant, Mrs Ayobami Abiola, said that the essence of NIN for citizens was to reduce incidences of corruption and implement strategic development plans.

She said President Bola Tinubu had expressed concerns about fragmented identity and the need for Nigeria to have a unified system, saying the administration was committed to changing the narratives of national identity for all Nigerians.

“The President has expressed worry over our fragmented identity system, which is causing the country huge losses in expenditure and has given us marching orders to ensure we integrate and unify our identity system,” she added.

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