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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Social Security Numbers for Nigerians, BRISIN Pilot Project Set To Commence In Abuja –BRISIN Committee

Social Security Numbers for Nigerians, BRISIN Pilot Project Set To Commence In Abuja  – BRISIN Committee

President Muhammad Buhari / Nigeria
Head of Technical and Implementation Committee for BRISIN, Dr Anthony Uwa, has disclosed that the solution provider for the Federal Government on Basic Registry and Infornation System In Nigeria, Dermo Impex, the contracted Italian ICT company has taken tangiblle steps to extend sensitisation to the President Mohammad Buhari-led federal cabinet and the National Assembly. He disclosed this while receiving the newly appointed United Kingdom Representative for BRISIN, Prince Lashley Oladigbolu who paid a formal courtesy visit to Abuja BRISIN office on Wednesdsay.

Dr Anthony Uwa, Head of BRISIN Implementation and Technical Team
Explaining further Dr. Uwa said preparation is now in top gear for the issuance of Nigerian Social Security Number (NSSN) starting with Federal Capital Terrritory as pilot before rolling out same data and imagery capturing in all the Wards Local Government, State and National levels so that before the 2026 census Nigeria will be in fast track to development.

 Dr. Uwa Highlighted that all the social vices ranging from security issues to inadequate planning and economic down-turn that has crippled development in Nigeria would be eradicated and data and information on citizen would be updated on daily bases and retrieved on a press of a button.
Lashley Oladigbolu
Lashley Oladigbolu, UK Rep. for BRISIN

In his speech, the UK Representative for BRISIN, Prince Lashley Oladigbolu thanked Implementation Team for the privilege accorded him to serve his country in diaspora and assured that the mandate given him would be exercised to build solid foundation for change which the federal government is currently laying for a better Nigeria.

At the end of the meeting held with Prince Oladigbolu (13/01/2016)  in Maitama Sule Abuja Dr. Anthony Uwa, the Head of Implementation and Technical Committee for BRISIN, briefed newsmen that Dermo Impex consulting company will use the available data to provide solid instrument for fighting social vices and for developing the nation’s economy.
 ‘The objectives of BRISIN are finding a lasting solution to issues bordering on insecurity, insurgence, border control, corruption, un-employment, good governance, economic planning, social justice, rural development and fiscal and management policy among others'' according to the letter of Mandate issued to the UK Representative.

BRISIN in Nigeria is extra-vital because it is the only instrument that has no colour, religion, ethnicity or gender. 
“It is the only instrument for strong and vibrant economy with monitoring and control system; reducing the gap between the rich and the poor.’’ he said.

The UK Representative for BRISIN stated that proper coordination of activities and sensitisation of BRISIN system and operations in the UK would be ensured as reliable data of Nigerians in diasporas are very important to the country's development. Prince Oladigbolu disclosed that plans are underway to involve well-meaning but credible Nigerians resident in the United Kingdom to comprise the committee for BRISIN in the UK. 
NPC Director to inform and Sensitise d Permanent Secretary and her Directors in d Ministry on BRISIN implementation. Sept. 2015, Abuja
The Implementation and Technical Committee instituted by the government over the last 6 months engaged in various sensitisation workshops in Abuja based on directive of the government to ensure adequate consultations and collaborations with all Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the country.

"We need to harmonise our data from various MDAs for planning and developmental purposes,'' Uwa asserted.
The DG NOA decorating Dr. Anthony Uwa the head of BRISIN implementation to the federal government.

 According to Dr, Uwa, Nigeria is basically living on commerce and less production; the economy that cannot function well without BRISIN

 BRISIN was intended to register and capture the imagery of every Nigerian from the 8812 ward level and the 36 states and Abuja.

Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ima Niboro, also commended Federal Government for commissioning Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN), saying it would provide reliable data for economic development.

Niboro gave the commendation while receiving a delegation from BRISIN at NAN headquarters in Abuja.

In the same vein, the National Coordinator of Corporate Affairs at Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN), Mr Tony Okorocha, said the pilot stage of the project will begin in FCT by first quarter of 2016. He made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said that the Federal Government had approved the implementation of the project which would be carried out by Dermo Impex, an Italian based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company.
The coordinator said that BRISIN, an integrated system for the collection, storage and distribution of information to support the management of the economy had a lot of benefits.

“What we have been doing for a while is the preparatory work ahead of the commencement of the project.
“We are expanding our sensitisation to the public on the benefits of the project now after we have reached out to the Technical Committee of BRISIN. There is need for us to sensitise the people to cooperate with us when we send our staff to the field to collect information,’’ he said.

 Kadeem  Kolawole Raji, National Coordinator, ICT for BRISIN
Re-affirming Okorocha'a explanation, the National Coordinator ICT for BRISIN, Mr Kazeem Kolawole Raji maintained that no fewer than 9,822 servers would be installed in all the wards, local governments and states in the country as part of implementing the project.
"We will install one server in each of the 8,812 wards in Nigeria, and move up to the 774 local government headquarters". Raji said.

 Lashley Oladigbolu, an accredited Journalist for World Bank Online Media Briefing Centre and the United Kingdom Representative for BRISIN is an Acting President for a NUJ Europe body of Nigerian journalists across Europe.

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