National Identity Management Commission Act 2007

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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