The Federal Government says its decision to ensure massive registration of Nigerians for the National Identification is to speed up economic planning and development.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Ibrahim Isa Pantami stated this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja.
Dr Pantami said contrary to the opinion of some Nigerians that the deadline period given to register was short, he said the ministry had issued the announcement and the original deadline 10 months ago.
The Minister said the idea of the process was not for most Nigerians to acquire National Identity cards but that the number is necessary.
He called on all Nigerians to ensure they register to avoid unnecessary rush and difficulty.