BRISIN project will create 10m jobs for Nigerians

By October 15, 2018BRISIN News

Dr Anthony Uwa, National Coordinator, Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN), says the project will create no fewer than 10 million jobs if implemented by the present administration.

Uwa, also Managing Director of Dermo Impex Limited, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration would make history with the project.

He said that criticisms of the administration would turn to praises because it would build a lasting foundation for the country to thrive if the project is implemented.

BRISIN is an integrated system for the collection, storage and distribution of information to support the management of the economy.

The project was initiated under the President Olusegun Obasanjo administration while the Goodluck Jonathan administration inaugurated a Technical Committee for its implementation.

BRISIN is targeted at tapping into all aspects of the nation’s economy and bringing about developmental and economic growth in the country through the use of data collection of people and information.

Data received will be used to plan for the management of the nation’s resources.

It is also expected to bring solutions to other aspects of the economy such as tackling insecurity, unemployment, corruption, fiscal and revenue management, social welfare services to the citizens and good governance.

Uwa, however, commended the Federal Government for moving BRISIN from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to the Presidency to ensure its speedy implementation.

“We found out that operating system of every nation is under Presidency and the power lies in the Ministry of Interior.

“In America, they call it Home Land Security; they are the ones that give social security number; in Italy it is so and in other developed countries.

“In Nigeria, if we have to get it right, it has to be under Presidency and there must be governing Board for BRISIN.

“The board needs to be under BRISIN Governing Board of Data Governance in Nigeria; such governing board becomes a supervising board to monitor the use of data by every agency.

“We have come a long way from quoting wrong data; Nigerians will have a clear picture of their being; what they do, what they have and their economy, then they become a country.’’

The Coordinator said talks had been going on about restructuring, adding that the process, the system and even the resources should be clearly defined.

Uwa said Nigeria had witnessed various insurgencies, criminal groups, and agitations including but not limited to the call for restructuring the country over the years.

“The issue is not whether the country would be restructured or not but laying a credible foundation that would lead to correct and equitable restructuring.

“A correct foundation must be laid so that clear picture of our being and equity is established before restructuring.

“On this note, the introduction of, for the first time, an operational system called BRISIN will help the country to achieve that.

“An all-encompassing national integrated data and information infrastructure that will power the data governance in Nigeria should be our guide towards restructuring.

“Issues like terrorism, kidnapping, criminality, corruption, unemployment, fiscal insincerity, problem of economic monitoring, etc at all levels are vices difficult to tackle without data governance,’’ he said.

According to him, 10 million jobs will be little if all the objectives already programmed in the execution of BRISIN in Nigeria by this administration are considered.

Uwa also commended the present administration for giving meaning to social welfare.

“It is assumed we have close to 20 million disabled persons in a country of 180 million; this is 13 per cent of the total population.

“ Though, like all the speculated data and information in Nigeria, the number above need to be verified, but the question is how?

“We hear that Nigerians in the Diaspora remits 23 billion dollars every year, what social or economic impact does such amount of money has in Nigeria?

“Who are these generous citizens, are they part of our democratic considerations? How do we include them?

“No good economy or government succeed in a speculated system so let it be clear of what must be done; we must support government in building the system (BRISIN) for data governance,’’ he said.

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17 Comments

  • Adoga says:

    This is a very good development.

  • Abdulrahman Olayimika Ameen says:

    We say a big thank you to those who really concentrated and make sure the dream comes to fruition. I’m Abdulrahman Olayimika Ameen from kwara state. I also applied and was selected for the first 10 thousand. I will appreciate if I’m selected for the first 5 thousand persons for the first phase. Thank you and may the good lord continue to grow Nigeria. God bless Nigeria

  • Grace says:

    Please I can I apply for BRISIN employment?

  • Zaccheaus Femi says:

    A good development, especially for Nigeria youths. Please how can I apply for the job?

  • Jane says:

    It is the right time for our country to have a data bank/ base.

  • Omoye Bello says:

    Indeed a good development

  • Edo says:

    This project if implemented will take Nigeria to the next level.

  • Egbeh Lucky Egbeh (jr) says:

    Thank God for this initiative.. Long leave BRISIN. cant wait to see this come to pass and how it will drive Nigeria to our destination. GOD bless Nigeria

  • Mohammed Ilias says:

    It’s a welcome development and it gladden my heart…It is audible to the deaf that the federal government is making effort to have stable data that will help the government to put an end to the high level of corruption, insecurity and as well to reduce the high level of unemployment in Nigeria..We are looking forward for speedy implementation of this programme… God bless Nigeria, God our amiable president God bless us all..

  • Abah Sunday says:

    this a strong note, our dear country need to get better because organisation has came up with a strong points that will free the country from unemployment and corruption and so on. thanks a lot.

  • Adegboyega Tobi Jacob says:

    BRISIN will definitely be one of the greatest achievements of this present administration provided it is implemented properly because its contributions to national growth and economic management can not be overemphazied. Data and information collection is a typical feature of every developed country in the world, we need regular and reliable data of our population in every sector if government wants to increase the welfare of the people in Nigeria. I was selected in the first stage and would like to be in the final stage…………. Thanks and God bless Nigeria

  • Ahmad Bashir says:

    These words/statements are powerful. God’s willing, BRISIN will be one of the most important achievements in Nigeria if implemented properly. I Ahmad Bashir has been selected among the 10 Thousand shortlisted candidates and has taken my test as well and i am looking forward foe the next stage God’s willing. i hope and pray that i scale through and if that happens, i will be ready to work for my country with hard-work and also to be a trustworthy person. Thank you.

  • Abiodun Daniel Olusegun says:

    Thank God for this great initiative I pray for you Dr.Anthony Uwa and the team, that Almighty God will guide your team and make u to succeed regards to this new development in Jesus name.Amen!!!

  • ADEOLA EYITAYO MOSES says:

    BRISIN will definitely take Nigeria to the next level of development, according to Dr. Anthony, millions of Nigerians will benefit from this great project if implemented by the present administration. Data and Information is very crucial as its contributes to nation growth and economy development, i implore the federal government to act fast on this super project as it will reduce corruption and insecurity in this country. God bless BRISIN team, God bless the initiator, God bless Nigeria.

  • Opejin Abdulahi says:

    This is a type of development a nation need (especially developing country) to solve almost 99% of her problem. With creation of 10m jobs, all sort of societal vices such as kidnapping, robbery etc would be things of the past because if many people have job, there won’t be nobody to be engaging in such acts. So therefore, the arrival of brisin would eliminate societal vices and restore peace to the people of this nation.
    Live on Brisin…
    May God bless Nigeria

  • John, Prince Wurasi says:

    I call on all Nigerian to surpport BRISIN implementation in Nigeria because in it lies the hope and future of Nigerian. Long live BRISIN and long live Nigeria.

  • IREWEGBE EHI AUSTIN says:

    BRISIN is not a scam! Nigerian graduates should be well educated and informed because many Nigerians think it’s a scam. Please do your research and read very well about BRISIN, then you will see that BRISIN is the best thing to have happened to Nigerian yet.

    It’s not only the job creation that we should be talking about but the goodwill that BRISIN is bringing to governance in Nigeria.

    Every Nigerian owe it to generations unborn to support BRISIN because the foundation of governance that BRISIN postulates is the only platform that can move Nigeria forward in the positive direction.

    “I pledge to Nigeria my country,
    To be faithful, loyal and honest
    To support Data Governance with all my might
    And ensure BRISIN does it right
    So help me God”

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