The National Identity Management Commission,NIMC has so far harmonised 11 million out of 35 million records in the Bank Verification Number  database with the National Identity Database .

The Deputy General Manager of the commission, Uche Chigbo, disclosed this shortly before the launch of the Diaspora NIN Registration in New York.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian consulate, Chigbo said NIMC had started talks with the Nigeria Immigration Service to also harmonise its passport database with the NIDB.

To this end, she stated that discussion was also ongoing between NIMC and the Independent National Electoral Commission with regard to the voter register.

She said the essence of the harmonisation was to have an integrated and efficient data management system to enhance national planning, social security and other development activities.

Chigbo was responding to concerns raised by consulate officials and a leader of the Nigerian community in the U.S. over the Diaspora NIN registration exercise.

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