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Nigerian government were told in the year 2000 that if the instrument of data governance was not created in Nigeria, it would be very difficult to meet up with developmental trends.

President Olusegun Obasanjo at the G8 meeting in Italy requested to understand why data governance is so important and what to do to create data governance in Nigeria.

The synonym used to simplify language understanding was e-government, this as we know did not detailed the fundamental platform for data governance, so Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria BRISIN, was introduced to him by group of solution providers led by Dermo Impex of Italy.

A lengthy process that took almost 6 years to understand how this single instrument can resolve all ailment of a nation like Nigeria, with various ethnic, religious, tribal, and other sentiments, outside national vices like Terrorism, internal criminality, unemployment, health and education, and mostly documentation issues. Mr President, taking the bold step to run all necessary due diligence, and due process requested the for Series of consultations and presentation at all MDAs and finally Nigerian Government sent technical experts to Italy to have on the ground knowledge and experience on how it works in Italy and whether it would fit Nigerian multi problematic situations

At the return of the team led by the Statistician general of the Federation Dr Vincent Akinyosoye, that President Obasanjo gave provisional approval, and the visionary Minister of FCT now Governor of Kaduna State budgeted to start the pilot in FCT.

In 2007 the Hon Minister/Deputy Chairman of National Planning (Senator Walli) presented it to Federal Executive Council (FEC) and it was ratified and approved for implementation in Nigeria



For the delay in BRISIN implementation, Nigeria has the problem of Security, among other things and now the embarrassment of international credibility on data and information making our documents like passport and I.D cards not credible

Looking at what Nigeria could have achieved if the implementation of BRISIN was not delayed;

  • Data on every human being in Nigeria should have been known and his or her activities would be monitored
  • All foreigners in Nigeria should have been known and their activities monitors
  • Nigerian economy should have been known and monitored and controlled
  • Crime should have been reduced to minimum and it should have been easy to identify criminals
  • Terrorist would have left Nigeria because Security Agents should have used the data and information shared to fish out any terrorist
  • Employment would have been massive in every aspect of the economy
  • Every income earner, should have been paying Tax
  • VAT should have been the hub for internal generated revenue and every commercial and economic operator should have been paying
  • Health and Education should have regained their quality in Nigeria
  • Social welfare would have received commendations
  • Investors should have been flooding Nigeria on every aspect of our economy
  • Government credibility would have reach the sky
  • Nigerians in the Diaspora would have channelling their investment towards Nigeria
  • African Nations would have been coming to Nigeria to help develop their economy
  • The would would start respecting Nigeria.

Today a leap in the right direction comes from the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development another reason for urgent use of BRISIN system as a base for data governance and achieve their mandate

To avoid further embarrassment, an immediate national board of data governance need to be constituted with BRISIN as their reference point, and the NSA, Hon, Ministers of Interior, Humanitarian Affairs, Science & Technology and Finance as institutional Members. The SG of NBS, 5 experts from the private sectors and 3 from Academia to be members.

While the office of SGF assume the responsibility to lead in the coordination of BRISIN implementation in Nigeria

Dr Anthony Uwa

Head of BRISIN implementation in Nigeria.










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The president on the occasion of Nigeria’s 59th Independence day speech re-iterated his administration’s commitment to the ‘change mantra for better’ governance through maintaining the national security, accelerating sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development,  fighting corruption against all internal and external threats as well as restoring confidence to Nigerians.

It is pertinent to note the BRISIN interpretation of Mr President intention on the following extracts;

  1. Good governance and economic development cannot be sustained without an enabling environment of peace and security.
  2. ACCELERATING SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH. Our population growth rate remains amongst the highest in the world, presenting both challenges as well as opportunities. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we provide adequate resources to meet the basic needs of our teeming youths.

In fighting corruption, we are determined to ensure that transparency and good governance are institutionalized in public services. We must commit to installing a culture of good governance in all we do.

The above excerpt from the President speech raised mixed questions like “WE HAVE HEARD THESE OVER AND AGAIN, SO WHAT IS NEW?

We also have seen few innovative intros like vat increase new proposal meant to alleviate poverty and create new jobs.

YES Mr President intention as understood by Basic Registry & Information System in Nigeria BRISIN

  1. For the first time in the history on Nigeria, we would start monitoring our economy at all level, so that causes of social vises can be identified
  2. That for the economy to be monitored, Nigeria would need correct and accurate data and information infrastructure system, capable of instigating data governance, which would exactly credit good governance
  3. That such data and information infrastructure goes beyond periodic interventions but permits day to day actions as businesses are done on daily bases.
  4. That government is a continuum and to create the continuity in government, a reference point as the instrument for data governance must be a priority for credible development.
  5. For the push towards diversification of our economy, good data governance will bring more people and firms into the vat and tax paying bracket thereby making revenues generation from non oil sectors more than the oil as it is in other countries.

Nigerians, if this is the goals the President Buhari is setting for Nigeria then we have to applaud him. For us in the BRISIN system, we say kudos Mr President and wish that every well meaning Nigerian do the same as this vital goal is what will make this country great.

Now the President is setting the pace, the BRISIN system now calls on National and State Assemblies, Local Government Councils and Royal Fathers, Nigerians in the Diaspora and those in the public and private sectors, the media, friends and well wishers of this country to circle around Mr President for this big and dreamed difference that would bring Nigeria to the way we all want.


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  1. Number of crimes committed in Nigeria, state by state
  2. Number of Motor accidents and where it happened
  3. Number of birth and death and where they occurred, what hospital
  4. Number of incidents at schools and where
  5. Number of new businesses and where
  6. Number of job created and where
  7. Number of traffic offence committed and where
  8. Etc.

BIJ is not like any other publication that has existed before it.

BRISIN Information Journal is unique, not a conventional newspaper or magazine.

It is a journal that will essentially convey its message in data form.



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Data governance is said to be the future economic powers of great nation, and Nigeria would not be allowed to remain out of this opportunity, the government of Muhammadu Buhari is taking the bold step to lodge Nigeria into economic data world, by implementing the Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria, the only integrated data and information infrastructure, meant to take Nigeria and Africa to the next level

Nigerians all over, mostly those in the Diaspora rejoiced and clapped when the government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent telex to Nigerian missions all over the world advising that they sensitized countries of their residence that Nigerian government intend to use data governance with the implementation of BRISIN to change the negative perception imposed by corruption and terrorism, even the unemployment and other vices facing the country.

The labour market which should be within the acceptable ratio has decreased to the point that job creation become very speculative.  Crediting the present administration, though blamed for not seeing on time, the golden opportunities that BRISIN creates are now prioritizing the implementation starting with 5000 applicants that as the first among  over 10 million Nigerians that would be employed by BRISIN and its related project in Nigeria.

It is very important to inform the public that the 5000 shortlisted applicants for BRISIN pilot in FCT, which the publication was delayed to allow government make adequate arrangement for the infrastructures before publishing. The successful candidates would also be made known soon. We wish to inform those calling or visiting our  office for the publication to please be checking on for all information on BRISIN employment.

Italian organisation expresses readiness to collaborate FG to drive BRISIN initiative

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By Lucy Ogalue

The Italian Technological Partners and Solution Providers, have expressed readiness to partner the Nigerian government to drive the Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN).

The Head of the team, Prof. Vincenzo Naso, said this in a congratulatory letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, on his re-election, a copy of which was made available to  BRISIN office in Abuja

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

It aims at bringing developmental and economic growth in the country through the use of data collection of people and other relevant information and the data received will be used to plan for the management of the nation’s resources.

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

The President Buhari’s led administration is currently  implementing the project.

Dermo Impex is the Italian organisation that signed agreement with Nigerian government for the institution and implementation of BRISIN.

Nas while congratulating the president, also urged government to support the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Disability, Dr Samuel Ankeli, that is changing the aspect of disability in the country.

“ Our team is ready to work by your side to see Nigeria through to the next level and this can only be possible with correct coordination by the head of the administration in Nigeria.

“We are at your disposal to work with National Technical / Implementation Committee for your development objectives.

“ One of our team’s goal is to verify that all countries where Nigerians migrate to are willing to finance BRISIN and I hope you will enjoy working with us.

“ The FCT pilot phase of BRISIN is taking off with special attention to disability data bank and creation of instruments for managing various aspects of the economy and the opportunities BRISIN will produce.

“The recruitment of 5000 workers for the pilot is on the process and would be completed very soon after which training will start in Nigeria and Italy,’’ Nas said.

On the importance of BRISIN, Nas said it would strengthen not only Nigeria data and information system but would create international credibility and build strong economy for the country.

He said:“ Its support is beyond the functionality of data base as it will ensure development through extensive training that will act as a point of reference for the future.

“This new administrative management tool in Nigeria will increase the attractiveness of foreign investments.

The contribution that BRISIN can offer to job creation both direct and indirect and on the large area of related industries is also very important

BRISIN will also be financed with funds available today in Italy, EU, donors and many other countries where it has been the base foundation of their development.”(NAN)


BRISIN Advocates One Stop-shop For Recruitment In Nigeria


The Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN) has called for a common centralized database to be used by every employer of labour in Nigeria for job recruitment.

Head of BRISIN in Nigeria, Dr Anthony Uwa made the call in a statement at the weekend in Abuja.

A ccording to Uwa, if adopted, the platform will among other things, enable the government in power ascertain the number of jobs created per time in the country.

“BRISIN is proposing and coming up with a one stop shop for recruitment in Nigeria.

“Every Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs),corporate organisations and other employers’of labour will shop from the Data base.

“We also suggest that autonomous workers be registered in the data base for whatever activity they are into.

“The platform will reduce favoritism and corruption in employment process and encourage good labour management in both public and private organisations.

“It will also enable the government in power to know the number of jobs created at the local state and federal level during her administration,” Dr Uwa emphasised.

Uwa believes that having a centralised employment data base would not deny the private organisation their jobs, but help them to ascertain the rate of employment to the sector.

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

The aim is that the data received through the platform would be used to plan for the management of the nation’s resources.

It also gives new chances to labour management enhancement, he stated.

BRISIN begins public awareness in FCT

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Basic Registry and Information System of Nigeria (BRISIN) says it has commenced public awareness creation on the first phase of its programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Dr Anthony Uwa, the Head of BRISIN, made this known at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.

BRISIN, an integrated system for the collection, storage and distribution of information to support the management of the country’s economy, was conceived during former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime.


Uwa said that though the technical committee for implementation of the programme was inaugurated by former President, Goodluck Jonathan, actual implementation is now being undertaken by the Buhari administration.

He said BRISIN had conducted digital mapping of FCT wards, people living in the city and their culture, among others.

“We have done a digital mapping of Nigeria but FCT mostly; we know where the wards are, the people that are living in the city and their culture.

“What we need now is to start the system data collection, distribution and to have the infrastructure in place.

“BRISIN has come to stay in Nigeria and it will work, notwithstanding doubts expressed in some quarters, because the Federal government is taking a stand to ensure its success,” he said.

According to Uwa, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is planning a sensitisation meeting on BRISIN for all foreign missions in Nigeria and international organisations to aid understanding of the programme.

He said the technical committee coordinating the project was putting measures in place to address issues of bureaucracy to ensure speedy implementation in Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

BRISIN implementation: FG opens portal for recruitment

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The Federal Government has announced the opening of the recruitment portal for the implementation of the Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN) scheme in the country.

Dr Anthony Uwa, the Head of BRISIN implementation in Nigeria, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

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

The Agency also reports that the Federal Government plans to recruit 5000 unemployed Nigerians in the FCT in the pilot phase to drive the implementation of the scheme.

According to Uwa, “the registration into the 5,000 recruitment for BRISINS implementation is now open online.

“Applicants can access the form and register only from;  applicants that go through other means are at their own risk.”

According to Uwa, the BRISIN recruitment is not restricted as it cuts across all cadres, from school certificate to PHD holders.

He said it was not also restricted to certain class of persons as speculated by some online media platforms, while urging people with disabilities to apply.

He said candidates qualified to apply were those between the ages of 18-55 years, and that those with knowledge of ICT had added advantage.

“Please note that BRISIN is the best instrument for monitoring and control in all aspects of the economy.

“It has no political party, no colour, no ethnic group, no tribe and no religion; it is for the benefit of every Nigerian.

“BRISIN is a SYSTEM not a Ministry, Department or Agency, but an instrument of self-discipline that will assist Nigeria to the highest height.

“FCT is the capital of Nigeria with 62 wards, six area councils and one central admin head.

“So the 5000 people that will be recruited would serve at the ward, area council and Central Area.

“They will ensure that grassroot data and information are gotten and distributed for use by every MDA according to their interest to better manage their sectors.

“This pilot phase in the FCT will enable Nigerians to understand fully the enormous benefit of BRISIN to the development of the country,” Uwa said. (NAN)

BRISIN pledges transparency in ongoing recruitment

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The Basic Registry and Information System of Nigeria (BRISIN)
has assured Nigerians of transparency in the recruitment of personnel needed for the implementation of the programme.

The Coordinator of the programme, Dr Anthony Uwa at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said the programme planned to recruit 5,000 unemployed Nigerians in the pilot phase in the Federal Capital Territory.

According to Uwa, there will be no favoritism in the recruitment process as everything will be
done based on merit.

“The BRISIN recruitment is not like any other recruitment. It is very transparent; if you are qualified you will be automatically taken and once the list comes out, you will go for interview.

“About 200 people will go to Italy for training and will come back to train some people here in Nigeria, so we don’t short-change anybody.

“If you are qualified, you apply. You don’t need to know anybody to apply to become a BRISIN staff because we want the system that is hitherto sleeping to be awake.

“If you start by saying you got a letter from a senator, it will not work; we want people on ground to really do the job and to really know the importance of the job.’’

Uwa urged Nigerians seeking employment in the system to beware of fraudsters, stressing that BRISIN did not engage any consultant to handle the employment.

He said that prospective applicants could register via the BRISIN portal (