National Identity Registration Statistics 2023

Executive Summary

This report presents data on the total number of registrations and National Identity Numbers issued by the National Identity Management Commission during the period between 2019 and 2021. The data is presented by gender, state where the registration and identity number was issued, as well as by geo-political zones. The total number of registration and National Identity Number (NIN) issued in 2019 was 5.84 million. Of this figure, 42.41 per cent were females while 57.59 per cent of males. In 2020, total registration and NIN issued reduced by 14.03 per cent when a total of 5.02 million was recorded. Female registration accounted for 45.23 per cent of this figure, while male registration was 54.77 per cent. However, in 2021, a total registration and NIN issued in 2021 stood at 27.05 million, indicating a rapid growth of 439.12 per cent from the figure recorded in the previous year. Female registration accounted for 47.41 per cent, while 52.59 per cent represented males registration. 

Data source: National Bureau of Statistics