Identity management systems have existed for 8 years now in Nigeria, being a useful component of national development in all economic systems. The implementation of identity management system with respect to multilateral security is the change that is obtainable within the last 8 years. Despite several debates on the implementation of Identity Management System in Nigeria. IDMS stands to play an important role on economic growth, social capital and political development in a country. It is argued that IDMS represents a new “General Multi-Purpose Smart Card” with the potential view to link a secure database with biometric verifications for an individual identity. It is also generating a sustained increase in economic growth through processes of technological development and innovation. Government sees the application and use of Identity Management System as generating higher national productivity, job creation, competitiveness and national development.
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