Video: Nigeria's biometric-based eID project
30 September 2014 15:59 GMT

SDW 2014 presentation on Nigeria's new eID card

Representatives from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria give an inspiring overview of the Nigerian eID project - and the National Identity Management System (NIMS), which holds the national identity database and underpins the smart eID card.

Babatunde Anifowoshe, NIMC Chief Information Security Officer, and Oyeniyi Olayemi, NIMC Information Security Manager, discuss the project's implementation timelines, explain the need for the eID card, and the scope of its implementation - which will involve capturing fingerprint, face and iris images.

The talk also looks at the challenges involved and the technical approach taken.

This talk was presented at SDW 2014 in June. SDW 2015 will take place 9-11 June 2015 in London.

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