About the Law
This Act was passed to establish a National Identity Database and the National Identity Management Commission which is charged with the responsibility of maintaining the National database register.
Some key provisions
- Establishes the National Identity Management Commission, and provides for its membership and functions
- Powers of the Commission including requesting for information on data from any persons on matters related to the functions under the Act
- Fund which the Commission must maintain
- Establishment of the National Identity Database
- Objectives and content of the database
- Registration and issuance of multi-purpose national identity cards
- Mandatory use of the national identity cards for certain transactions, including applying for a passport, opening a bank account, payment of taxes etc
You can read the full provisions of the law here – National Identity Management Commission Act 2007
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