Enrolment of All Nigerians in Europe into the National Identity
Database (NIDB) kicks on in Germany, Italy, Austria and Netherlands with Biosec

Biosec Solutions the first Nigerian (indigenous) biometric management company with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant certified“ in collaboration with Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe (NIDOE), the European arm of the Nigerian Diaspora Organization Worldwide (NIDOWW), and Nigerian organizations and stakeholders in Diaspora will commence mobilization, capturing and enrolment of all Nigerians into the National Identity Database starting from Germany on the 16/08/2019, Italy 19/08/2019, Austria = 21/08/2019 and other countries including Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine will follow.

Biosec Solutions is NIMC’s indigenous approved vendor to facilitate Diaspora data capture. According to Hon. Gbandi, the enrolment is to ensure that all Diaspora Nigerians irrespective of associations are well documented in the National Identity Management System of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Apart from the fact that the unique National Identification Number (NIN) is a lifelong personalized identification number, similar to that of America´s Green Card Number or European´s Social Security Number, the unique National Identification Number is mandatory for all Nigerians. Already NIN number is a prominent feature in the new 10 years Nigerian international passport. Moreover, accessing future national services going will be dependent on your unique National Identification Number.

Hon. Gbandi calls on the Diaspora to avoid the experience of BVN rush when out of pressure most Diaspora have to travel outside their areas of residence to beat the deadline, leading to enormous cost and inconveniences. He reminded the Diaspora that the exercise apart from being mandatory for all Nigerians has also important social and economic implications for the Diaspora. He mentions the Diaspora Voting and the full participation of the Diasporas in the affairs of the country as one of them.

Hon. Gbandi explains further that The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has the mandate to carry out the enrolment of citizens and legal residents as provided for in the Act establishing it, create and operate a National Identity Database (NIDB), issue unique National Identification Number to qualified citizens and legal residents.

Hon. Gbandi explains that he and Diaspora stakeholders will commence full mobilization of all Nigerians in the Diaspora for the enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB), through Roadshows, Town Halls meetings and meetings with Diaspora Stakeholders across Europe and the Diaspora.

He urges Diaspora, especially in Germany, Italy, Austria and Netherlands to visit www.idcard.ng for pre-enrolment and appointment for biometric data capture. He assured Nigerians that Data obtained through the pre-enrolment exercise are EU privacy laws and GDPR compliant.

“We may not all necessarily agree on all the policies of the Federal Government, but this is one initiative we cannot afford not to massively participate in”, Hon. Gbandi concluded.

For all inquiries he urges all Diaspora to kindly contact Biosec country enrolment officers in their respective countries or contact or visit Biosec European Regional office at Süderstr. 153, 20537, Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49 40 35964940 or to visit www.biosec.com.ng for comprehensive information.




Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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