37.91 million Nigerians register for National Identity Numbers in three years
A total of 37.91 million Nigerians registered and were issued with National Identity Numbers (NIN) from 2019 to 2021.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) stated this in its National Identity Registration Statistics 2023 report.
According to NBS, the total number of registration and NIN issued in 2019 was 5.84 million, of which 42.41 per cent were females, while 57.59 per cent were males.
In 2020, the total registration and NIN issued reduced by 14.03 per cent with a total of 5.02 million recorded.
Female registration in 2020 accounted for 45.23 per cent of the figure, while male registration was 54.77 per cent.
However, in 2021, NIN issued stood at 27.05 million, indicating a rapid growth of 439.12 per cent, from the figure recorded in the previous year.
The state-by-state analysis shows that Kaduna recorded the highest number of registration and national identity number issued in 2019 with 595, 284. This was followed by Lagos and Kano with 560,757 and 485,912 respectively.
In 2020, Lagos State recorded the highest number at 523,901, followed by Kaduna (471,858) and Kano at 373,352.
In 2021, Kano State recorded the highest with 3,415,421, followed by Lagos with 3,002,693, and Kaduna with 1,434,331.
“In addition, analysis by geo-political zone showed that for the three years, the North-West recorded the highest number of registration and national identity number issued with 1,786,469, 1,516,089 and 8,690,903 in 2019, 2020, and 2021 respectively, while the South-East had the lowest number of registration and
NINs issued 414,089, 360,332 and 1,601,481 in the three years respectively.
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