Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has acquired a software to enroll physically-challenged Nigerians into the national identity management project.
As soon as the software is installed, said Umar Abdulhamid, NIMC’s deputy director of Corporate Communications, the affected Nigerians would be enrolled.
“The software has features which can accommodate all forms of disability, without compromising the authenticity of the biometrics of the enrollee,’’ Abdulhamid said.
He said the current software being operated required the collection of all of the individual’s fingerprints as well as the enrollee’s color of the iris.
The NIMC official said the new software had been created to meet the needs of people with all forms of physical challenge.
The deputy director of NIMC explained that the delay in the registration was not deliberate and was not a way of discriminating against the physically challenged but to develop an authentic means of enrolling them.
`The affected Nigerians will be informed of the date for their enrollment after the system has passed the test run,’’ he said.
It was gathered that some physically-challenged Nigerians were turned back from the enrollment centres because of the inability of the system to capture them.
Meanwhile, a mobile enrollment vehicle has been deployed to the FCT NYSC orientation camp at Kubwa in Abuja to register corps members.
Abdulhamid then urged corps members to utilize the opportunity to enroll while in the camp.