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Nigeria will issue blockchain verifiable certificates for NYSC

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, executive director of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), blockchain technology It will be used for the creation and validation of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates in Nigeria.
NYSC is a Nigerian program that requires graduates under the age of 30 to go through a one-year national service period that includes community development and cross-cultural integration projects.
There declaration Released on the occasion of political dialogue with stakeholders focused on the implementation of national blockchain policy. The meeting was organized by NITDA in collaboration with Stakeholders at the Nigerian Blockchain Technology Association (SiBAN).

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, director general of NITDA, during the event. Source: YouTube

The NITDA Chief Executive noted that the NYSC certificate is subject to substantial fraud in Nigeria. As a result, the CEO turned to NITDA for assistance and a mutual agreement was reached to help build a blockchain-based certificate authentication system. This initiative aims to host all NYSC certificates on the blockchain and provide people with tools to easily verify and verify them.
Furthermore, Abdullahi outlined his plan to provide certificates powered by blockchain technology to people who successfully complete training programs under NITDA. stressed his will. Central Bank of Nigeria collaborating with the wider ecosystem.
According to the head of NITDA, blockchain has significant economic potential and a tangible way to explore the wide possibilities of blockchain technology and its application in certification. Abdullahi said:

“I believe that blockchain with the ability to add $1.7 trillion to the global GDP will be a good technology for Nigeria. And if we position ourselves well according to the BWC report, Nigeria will reach 2030”.

One of the prominent voices of the meeting was SiBAN chairman Obinna Iwuno, who expressed a positive opinion on the future of the industry. She stressed that the government is adopting a broader view of our industry and its future potential.
As a result, it started to adopt a general and broad perspective, expressing its desire to establish even stronger partnerships with SiBAN in order to ensure the solid growth of the sector.

Translation of Walter Rizzo

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