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We can’t have intervention programmes for the poor without NIN — President Tinubu 

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President Bola Tinubu has declared that without National Identity Card registration and comprehensive data coverage, it is nearly impossible for the government to provide social welfare measures for the underprivileged in the country. 

Speaking at the Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House in Abuja on Friday, Tinubu assured Nigerians that his administration is tirelessly working to enhance their living standards. 

According to him, local authorities must advocate for the acquisition of the National Identification Number (NIN) by citizens, essential for strategic planning, structuring supportive interventions, and integrating them entirely into relief schemes. 

Furthermore, the president highlighted some of the relied programmes currently being rolled out by his administration including student loans, the national consumer credit system, and social welfare for the unemployed and graduates, among others.  

According to recent data, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) issued a National Identification Number (NIN) to 104.16 million Nigerians as of December 31, 2023.   

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