The Ministry of Interior has disclosed that the ECITIBIZ (e-citizenship) automation platform has generated N2.17 billion for the Federal Government since it was launched in 2018.
This was revealed by Mr. Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, on Thursday in Abuja at the Fourth Quarter 2020 Public-Private Partnership Consultative Forum.
Mr. Belgore disclosed that the platform has processed over 38,000 applications for citizenship and 45,000 applications for the Ministry since its launch.
The platform is a PPP automated operation of the Ministry, which runs the citizenship and business department responsible for the issuance of expatriate quota and related services, and issuance of business permits to all companies either wholly or partially foreign-owned.
He added that the platform has boosted transparency in the Ministry and also reduced waiting time for applicants.
“It is also responsible for the supervision of all federal marriage registries in the nation and the issuance and renewal of licenses to public places of worship that conduct statutory marriages in line with the Marriage Act,” he said.
The Perm Sec. added that other PPP projects by the Ministry include: borderline management, production of emergency passports, and expansion and development of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
What you should know: Nairametrics reported last month that the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, announced that the Federal Government had commenced a digitalization process of registration, legal representation, and other processes of inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to improve data management of inmates.