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Nigeria Looks to Biometrics to Help with Border Security

Committees To Investigate Absence Of Biometric Capture Machines (Leadership)

The House of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday directed its Committees on Aviation and Interior to investigate the absence of biometrics data capture machines at the nation’s entry points.

This resolution followed a motion by Rep. Emmanuel Ekon (PDP–Akwa-Ibom) and 23 others, which was unanimously adopted without debate when it was put to vote by the Deputy Speaker.

Nigeria can’t be sure how much its unstable internal security situation is due to external forces until it gets better control of its borders.

It’s telling that Nigeria’s elected leaders are unanimous in their resolve to examine carefully how biometric systems might help. After all, Nigeria has a biometric election under its belt and it seems like the experience was a positive one.

h/t @m2sys

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