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Using Identity to Promote Secure Inclusion for Nearly 220 Million Nigerians

In Nigeria, secure identity is the key to inclusion. A person’s ability to vote and open a bank account is dependent upon proof of their verifiable personal identity. Since 2007, the National Identity Management Commission Act made it mandatory to use National Identity Numbers (NINs) to access many government services, like the use of Social Security and National Insurance Numbers in the United States and United Kingdom. With a population nearing 220 million and growing, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. Read the full case study below.


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