Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has announced every September 16th National Identity Day.
The announcement which was contained in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday is to support the enrollment of Nigerians for Digital Identity (ID) across the country.
In the statement, Pantami reminded Nigerians of the importance of digital identity, adding that the ministry was developing the right policy environment to support enrolment for digital IDs in the country.
He said that the celebration of the National Identity Day would take place virtually, adding that digital IDs play critical roles in the development of digital economies, as they were often called the fabrics of the digital economies.
The Sept. 16, has been declared as the National Identity Day. Following the approval of the federal government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria also formally adopted 16.9 as the National Identity Day
“This year’s edition of the National Identity Day will take place virtually on the same date and will have the theme: Identity for Health, Sustainable Development and Growth.