President Muhammadu Buhari says the ongoing synchronisation of National Identification Number with SIM cards across the country will help the nation to identify people, including crooks, easily.
He therefore urged Nigerians to fully participate in the exercise which he said would provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening the economy.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke 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 said proper identification of all Nigerians and legal residents in the country and ability to conveniently access a data base would provide impetus for more effective planning and security oversight.
The president said the inauguration of the Revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card registration was timely and would support efforts to enhance security and develop the economy.