Precise Biometrics has announced it has provided the Cross River State in Nigeria with technology to have a state-wide biometric ID card designed for use in government services as well as personal identification.

The resulting program for that state is called the SmartGov Initiative and will work with government services such as tax declaration, health care, social benefits and pension, but also the new program will enable the government to services such as e-payments to its citizens.

Some of the other aspects the Cross River government is hopeful its new program can assist them with is increasing transparency and traceability while lowering costs for providing services to its citizens.

Cross River will be the first state in Nigeria to fully take part in the SmartGov Initiative...