NIN enrolment: Korea, Nigeria flags off $13 million digital governance partnership.
Nigeria and Korea have launched a $13 million programme to increase ordinary people’s enrollment in the National Identity Number (NIN).
The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will fund the project, which is expected to improve capacity for the continued implementation of key initiatives of the National E-government Master Plan, as well as competencies for e-government service delivery and the development of the Government Service Portal.
The initiative represents the amicable and healthy bilateral relations between the Nigerian and Korean governments, according to Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-chae, who spoke at the occasion.
Korea’s e-government development success is portrayed as one of the world’s best success stories, he said.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, also spoke, explaining that the first phase of the e-government development project in Nigeria began in 2013 with the support of KOICA, as part of bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and the Republic of Korea, during which the E-Government Master Plan, which will guide the adoption and implementation of the e-governance programme in the country, was approved by the Federal Executive Council.
He explained that the ministry began the process of formulating policies, frameworks, and strategies for a successful implementation of e-governance projects in Federal Government institutions and throughout the country in the first phase.