THE weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday rose from a prolonged session with an approval for the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, to embark on the provision of an electronic national identity card for all Nigerians of 18 years old and above, at the cost of N30.66 billion.30.66 billion Nigerian Naira = $191.56 million US (link)
The FEC meeting which was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, with Vice President Namadi Sambo, said the project entails the development of a comprehensive, biometric database for all Nigerian adults.
Nigeria has already devised a biometric voter register. See: Nigeria Voter System and Implementation Update
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