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Nigeria’s biometric security project underway

November 5, 2013 • Software, Top Stories, West Africa

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. (image credit: UK Cabinet Office)

In Nigeria, plans are underway for the development of a national integrated data and information infrastructure system designed to tackle security issues.

A report by Cajnews Africa explains that the System, called the Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN), will be implemented to register and store images of officials at ward and state level. It will also maintain an updated database of information about the population.

Aside from the intention to address security issues and reinforce national security measures, BRISIN – built with biometric technology –  is also expected to serve as a foundation for technology development.

The Project is said to have been contracted to Dermo Impex Nig Limited.

Anthony Uwa, MD of the Company, is quoted as saying, “The BRISIN platform will facilitate and guarantee regular and continuous collection of all data and information and integrates same for assessment and management of the population, as well as the economy and utilized by all institutions in the country.”

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