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Economic growth to top discussion at International Identity Day forum

As interests and efforts to fast-track the growth of Nigeria’s economy, reduce unemployment and poverty among the population are heightened, stakeholders within the Nigerian identity verification and management subsector will next week attempt to provide solutions through digital identity.

They will be addressing ‘’Enabling Nigeria’s Economic and Social Growth with Digital Identity’’ during a virtual conference on September 16 as part of activities to mark the International Identity Day.

The topic becomes significant as businesses and the economy are gradually are leveraging digital to bounce back from Covid-19 pandemic.

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Speakers include Mitchell Elegbe, founder and group managing director, Interswitch and Esigie Aguele, cofounder and CEO, Verifyme Nigeria; among other tech industry veterans.

The conversation will examine how a holistic digital identity system will unlock the potential within the country’s e-governance and the digital economy.

Speaking on the event, Aguele said in a statement “We are excited to be a part of this conversation to explore the state of the digital identity ecosystem in Nigeria. The importance of a robust digital identity infrastructure as a bedrock for nation-building cannot be overemphasized, particularly as the country seeks to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Digital Identity provides a sustainable pathway for growing non-oil revenue streams such as e-commerce and Fintech.”

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