Trust that you are keeping safe. As we move into another week of the lockdown period, we wish to reiterate our promise to continuously engage our stakeholders especially during these unprecedented times. We trust, we are adhering to all safety precautions as highlighted in our previous communication with you. The period of this lockdown should be an opportunity for us to reflect and re-invent ourselves individually and as a nation on our systems and policies. The need to have an effective and efficient information management systems in place cannot be over emphasized. Protecting the vulnerable in our society is necessary, as they are the most impacted by this COVID-19 pandemic.
The information and identity management systems our country has presently does not adequately capture and identify the vulnerable members of our society, their numbers and location. Statistics from a recent OXFAM study indicates that 69% of our total population live below the poverty level. One of the reasons given for the lack of adherence to the COVID-19 lockdown is that majority of the vulnerable are frustrated and feel let down because they have benefited little or nothing from the Government’s palliative measures.
This was the focus of our discourse during the 6th Regulatory Conversations event that held in March 2020, with the theme “National Identity Number: Matters Arising & Implications For Nation Building”.
As an organisation, we will continue to add our voice/provide the platform to discuss and proffer solutions to these regulatory issues as it impacts on us and the nation. Here’s a link to our other Regulatory Conversations events
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Yinka Johnson if there are issues bordering on regulation that you would want us to address/discuss.
Please stay safe. WE need you and The World needs you.
Thank you and best regards,
Director, Stakeholder Relations