The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC says it is putting measures in place to deploy satellite technology in capturing citizens’ identity.

Director General Aliyu Aziz

The Commission’s Director General Aliyu Aziz, disclosed this at the third annual lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers, NISE in Abuja.

The lecture, was held in honour of Brigadier General Michael Agu, the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers with the theme: “Remote Sensing Technology and National Security’’.

Aziz said that government’s data capturing agencies had not been able to effectively capture citizens’ identity. He assured that with satellite technology, remote sensing could go a long way for more impact.

The Director, Centre for Satellite Technology Development Spencer Onuh said remote sensing can change the outlook of agriculture, town planning and many social amenities.