The Director General/CEO National Identity Management Commission, Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz and the Commission’s Director, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Services, Hadiza Ali-Dagabana, announced as the Nigerian ID4Africa Ambassador and Deputy Ambassador respectively.
The ID4Africa Ambassadors are a body of change agents who have proven their pertinence and importance for the digital transformation and digital identity development journeys of countries in Africa. They have been a voice for progress, have been reinforcing and creating the right identity ecosystems involving all sectoral stakeholders, and have been performing key services to help accelerate the ID4D agenda in their respective countries.
ID4Africa announced its 2023 Class of Ambassadors comprising 93 high-ranking civil servants and decision-makers from 48 countries across Africa. This Class boasts a record number of women (37%) and senior ranking officials (40% of Ambassadors hold the position of Director General or higher), reflecting both the commitment of the Movement to ensuring gender equality and the steadily expanding influence and importance of this venerable institution.
The ID4Africa movement was founded in 2014, as the only Pan-African Movement that helps African nations build their strategic capacity needed for developing robust and responsible identity ecosystems in the service of development, digital transformation, and humanitarian action. Since inception, ID4Africa has advocated identity-for-all, not just as a legal right (consistent with SDG 16.9), but also as a practical necessity for access to services. The Movement believes inclusive identity schemes built on the respect of privacy and human rights are essential for economic growth and for digital transformation of government.
Engr Aziz thanked the ID4Africa and the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prodessor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami ) for the privilege to serve.