The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says only 57.3 million Nigerians have been registered out of 200 million population in the country.
Mr Aliyu Aziz, the Director-General, NIMC, said this at a workshop to co-create a Roadmap for digital registration system as part of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (CRVS) in Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.
Aziz said that strong national identity system was vital to building viable economy and nation.
He called for intensive birth registrations by all in the country aimed at providing legal identity for all by 2030 in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
“Birth registration will engender financial inclusion and improvement of welfare.
“Foundational identity is very important for National Planning,” he said.