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Pakistan’s NADARA to Upgrade Nigeria’s National Identity Card System

The recent collaboration between Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Nigeria’s Identity Commission marks a significant milestone in the realm of identity services. The signed agreement, spanning 15 years, reflects a commitment to upgrading Nigeria’s national identity card system by leveraging NADRA’s advanced technological solutions.

NADRA, known for its expertise in biometrics and secure identity management, brings a wealth of experience to this collaboration. The partnership extends beyond borders, with the aim of not only enhancing identity services in Pakistan but also making a positive impact in Nigeria, Kenya, and Somalia.

The delegation from NADRA, during their visit to Abuja, engaged in discussions with the Nigerian Identity Commission, emphasizing the importance of technological advancements in identity services. This exchange highlights the global nature of challenges related to identity management and the need for cross-border collaboration to address them effectively.

Nigeria, with a population exceeding 102 million, faces the daunting task of efficiently managing and issuing national identity cards. The collaboration seeks to address this challenge by introducing NADRA’s technological innovations to enhance the efficiency and security of Nigeria’s identity card system. With over 102 million national identity cards already issued, the collaboration recognizes the scale of the operation and the significance of streamlining these processes.

The overarching goal of this collaboration is to improve the overall efficiency and security of Nigeria’s identity card system. By leveraging NADRA’s expertise, the initiative aims to benefit a significant population segment under NADRA’s jurisdiction. This partnership not only underscores the importance of international cooperation in addressing common challenges but also highlights the potential for technology to play a transformative role in enhancing identity services on a global scale.

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