Biometric Scanning

Leading up to the Feast of Trumpets; Biometrics are valued over physical credentials to improve financial inclusion, ID4Africa’s Identity Day report says. ‘International Identity Day.’ 120 (6+6) international organizations and biometrics companies have since supported the call to officially recognize the day. More than 500 (5) million people in Africa do not possess any identity credentials, or the functional digital credentials they need to access services.

Revelation 13:16-17 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

5G + Biometric Facial/Hand Scanning + Digital/Cashless Transactions + Mark of Approval/Authorization = Tomorrow’s Economy (2020)

Biometric scanning used for migrant/border control, secure identity verification and approval, government benefits, domestic and international travel security, economic inclusion of everyone, buying/selling transactions and fund transfers, instantaneous speed of transaction and convenience, VAT/taxation collection, mobility, social credit score and ranking, population movement and tracking, monitoring political and religious ‘extremism’ (terrorists). ‘Mark, number or name’ for verification and approval.

Leading up to the Feast of Trumpets; Biometrics are valued over physical credentials to improve financial inclusion, ID4Africa’s Identity Day report says. ‘International Identity Day.’120 (6+6) international organizations and biometrics companies have since supported the call to officially recognize the day. More than 500 (5) million people in Africa do not possess any identity credentials, or the functional digital credentials they need to access services.

Sep 16, 2020 | Chris Burt Biometric Update

Biometrics should be privileged as a source of unique identity assurance over physical documents, and exclusion risk assessments should be reinforced to ensure organizations are aware of the real on-the-ground coverage of digital ID systems, multiple experts suggested among three prominent calls to action made during a special International Identity Day livecast event from ID4Africa.

A video and presentation on the genesis and importance of International Identity Day kicked off the event, and NIMC Director General Aliyu Aziz joined the livecast to inform the community of the observance of the day in Nigeria. A television program and several radio spots in the country marked International Identity Day, President Buhari called on governments around the world and the United Nations to recognize September 16 as a day for

Senior Nigerian government figures emphasized the importance of digital ID for citizens, and urged Nigerians to enroll for the country’s national ID with NIMC, Aziz reports.

International Identity Day was launched at ID4Africa 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, and is observed on September 16 in recognition of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 to provide legal identity for all, including birth registration, by 2030. More than 120 (6+6) international organizations and biometrics companies have since supported the call to officially recognize the day.

“Integrated Biometrics is proud to have been one of the first organizations to publicly support Dr. Atick and the ID4Africa team regarding official recognition of September 16th as International Identity Day. We are thrilled with the importance an unmistakable identity has gained and appreciate the continued efforts our partners in government, NGOs, non-profits, and companies alike are making toward the goal,” says David Gerulski, EVP of Integrated Biometrics in a statement.

Nigeria’s government has formally adopted September 16 as National Identity Day, and is also planning to issue national identity cards for internally displaced persons, Punch reports.

Mory Camara, president of the ID4Africa Identity Council director general of Guinea’s National Agency of Electronic Governance (ANGEIE), spoke about the plight of the more than 500 million people in Africa who do not possess any identity credentials, or the functional digital credentials they need to access services.

With a range of challenges from public health to economic recovery requiring inclusive identification of populations, ID4Africa believes that achieving inclusion is currently the greatest challenge for identity in Africa.

The event was moderated by ID4Africa Executive Chairman Dr. Joseph Atick, with expert panelists including Alan Gelb of the Center for Global Development, Tariq Malik of the UN Development Programme, and Christabel Onyejekwe of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS).

The panel also included representatives from Thales, GSMA, CENFRI (Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion), and legal rights advocacy Namati. Panelists sought to provide guidance for governments on policies, approaches and technologies proven to boost enrollments, or with the promise of doing so.

Universal coverage and breaking down barriers to usage of identity are two aspects of inclusion within societies racing towards digitalization, in which ID acts as a gateway or entry-point for social assistance programs and a whole range of social participation, Gelb said. The overlapping factors that contribute to exclusion were reviewed, including the disparity of 44 percent of women not having ID in low-income countries, according to the recent Findex survey, 16 percent less than men in the same countries.

Shortly after, GSMA’s Kon Okong’o talked about the organization’s research into the roots of exclusion in identity systems, including the widespread perception that digital ID is less important for women.

An example from India shows how when ID is presented as an opportunity for people to obtain services, rather than to save money, more people are included, and the state ends up with savings anyway.

The professionalization of exclusion, and the intersection of this trend with identity systems in some cases, was described by Namati’s Mustafa Mahmoud.

Malik discussed recent experience with projects in Malawi and Pakistan, and agreed with Mahmoud about the deep roots of discrimination that are found inside some legal identity systems. In Malawi, an educational campaign with a focus on local culture was used to generate demand for ID among people in rural areas, and in one region the registration of women actually surpassed that of men.

Onyejekwe talked about the key performance indicators used by Nigeria’s government to improve access to financial services, which revealed the need for a greater number of non-bank agents in the financial system to improve inclusion. The agent network in Nigeria increased from just over 18,000 to more than 400,000 from 2017 to 2020, after a new initiative (SANEF) was launched to expand the network, with an associated commercial incentive.

CENFRI’s Barry Cooper presented statistics and issues around the lack of physical documentation across Africa, which poses a major barrier to digital ID. Rules requiring these documents actively exclude people from inclusion in the financial system, according to Cooper, and drive them instead into illicit money flows, which can siphon up to 10 percent of GDP from the formal economy.

The cost of compliance with anti money-laundering (AML) and CFT (countering financing of terrorism) regulations is not well understood by many financial institutions, and staff costs related to due diligence represent around half of the total cost of compliance, under a KYC-type model. Focusing on what is actually necessary, which is digital identity proofing, could drive down costs while increasing inclusion. Instead, proof of address is valued more than biometric authentication by many institutions, resulting in high costs, low inclusivity, and weak controls.

Thales’ Jaume Dubois categorized people excluded from registration in identity systems as blocked by lack of access, lack of awareness, or societal barriers. Among his suggestions, the use of biometrics can cover for incomplete registration data as part of a permissive approach to establishing digital ID.

Plan International Head of Innovation Ed Duffus chimed in as a “community voice” to emphasize the importance of civil registration to recognize those users who are underserved by identity systems struggling with inclusion.

A webinar called “Digital Identity Matters: Enabling Nigeria’s economic and social growth with digital identity,” featuring Interswitch Founder and Group Managing Director Mitchell Elegbe, VerifyMe Nigeria Co-founder and CEO Esigie Aguele, and Big Cabal Media Head of Partnerships Chidi Uguru was also held to mark International Identity Day.

Note: False Prophet requires the world’s poor to take the beast’s ‘mark, number or name’ in order to ‘buy and sell.’

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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