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NIMC obtains world’s highest information on data protection


[FILES] Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has obtained the highest global standards for Information Security Management System (ISMS) in its determination to ensure the security of data and information obtained from citizens.

Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, who stated this in Abuja yesterday, said this was in line with the commission’s commitment to security of information and data security.

He said the move was to ensure adequate security of data being collected from citizens and legal residents as the commission gears up to attain 100 per cent enrolment in the on-going efforts to ensure every Nigerian is enrolled and issued the National Identification Number (NIN).

Aziz, in a statement, said in this era of rising cyber-attacks, institutions that hold national data are taking several security precautions to keep their information vault safe.

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