De­layed BRISIN project im­pact­ing for­eign investment

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Chris Agabi

The de­lay by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment in im­ple­ment­ing the Ba­sic Reg­istry and In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem in Nige­ria (BRISIN) is hold­ing back for­eign in­vestors and the Euro­pean Union in con­firm­ing their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the scheme.

The head of the BRISIN In­ter­na­tional team from Italy, Prof. Vin­cenzo Naso, at a stake­hold­ers meet­ing in Abuja, told the Bin­is­ter of Bud­get and Na­tional Plan­ning, Se­na­tor Udo Udoma, that the fail­ure to ex­pe­dite ac­tion on the project had de­nied Nige­ria the ben­e­fit of ef­fi­cient plan­ning and rapid eco­nomic devel­op­ment.

A state­ment is­sued by Mr. Ta­judeen Ka­reem, the na­tional co­or­di­na­tor, BRISIN said Prof. Naso and his team were in Nige­ria for the flag- off of the project which had been on the draw­ing board since 2007 when an agree­ment was signed with Dermo Im­pex, the so­lu­tion providers.

“De­lay­ing this project has caused Nige­ria some rea­son­able set­back in cred­i­bil­ity and proper eco­nomic plan­ning. It has neg­a­tively af­fected in­ter­nally gen­er­ated rev­enue, fis­cal pol­icy and man­age­ment, se­cu­rity con­trol and mi­gra­tion mon­i­tor as well as pro­vi­sion of so­cial wel­fare ser­vices”, Prof. Naso told

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