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[July 28, 2009]

(NADRA awarded contract of US$ 1M to produce CNICs for Nigerians)

ISLAMABAD, Jul 25, 2009 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX) -- National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) has won a US $1Million contract develop National Identity Management System (NIMS) for Nigerian Government. The Project for National Identity Management Commission, Office of the President Government of N this regard was signed in a prestigious ceremony held here in Abuja, Nigeria between Deputy Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik and Chris E. Onyemenam, Director General and CEO of National Identity Management Commission, Office of the President of Nigeria, says a press release issued here Friday.


NADRA will help Nigeria to produce the Computerized National Identity Cards for Nigerian citizens. NADRA was awarded the contract after a competitive bidding process in which the Identity Management System Integrators of US, France Germany, UK and India Companies were competing.

Tariq Malik, Deputy Chairman NADRA after signing the contract termed it a smart investment of the government of Nigeria in its efforts to empower its citizens. You are building systems and infrastructures that are instrumental, interconnected and intelligent. These systems not only repair what exists but also develop for what is to come.

Pakistanis are proud to be your partners in this journey to future, he added. NADRA has earned this success and you have every reason to be proud. We are looking forward to work with our Pakistani brothers on the project, said Chris E. Onyemenam, Director General and CEO of NIMC. NADRA is rated among top 15 companies in the world and produced 72 Million ID cards for its citizens and has the largest biometric citizens database in the world with more than 100 million biometric records.

NADRA expertise in IT solution has earned international acclaim and international projects were awarded to NADRA including Government of Sudan Civil Registration Project, Government of Kenya Passport Issuing System, Government of Bangladesh High Security Drivers License and Afghan Refugee Registration Project for UNHCR.

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