President Buhari stressed that the ongoing synchronisation of National Identification Number with SIM cards across the country would help the nation to easily identify people, including the crooks.
The president therefore, urged Nigerians to fully participate in the exercise which he said will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening the economy.
Buhari spoke on Thursday while inaugurating the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Cards registration at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President stated that proper identification of all Nigerians and legal residents in the country and the ability to conveniently access a database would provide an impetus for more effective planning and security oversight.
“The NIN will cover one of the weaknesses in our security structure. We will be able to easily identify and know the personality of Nigerians. We will identify people easily, including the crooks,’’ he said.