FG unveils mobile app for NIN applicants

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The National Identity Management Commission, on Thursday, launched a Mobile App for the enrolment of National Identification Number by applicants.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Femi Adeluyi, an aide to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Is a Pantami.

According to the statement the Federal Government also released an “improved” National Identity Number slip.
The ministry said the NIMC Mobile App, and the new National Identification Number slip are now available for public use.

“The App provides a secure channel for all Nigerians and legal residents to easily verify and authenticate their identities on-the-go using smartphones. It also enables them to link the NIN to their phone numbers,” the statement partly read.

“The App offers a built-in harmonisation process that allows for its use across other government services including the Nigerian Communication Commission, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Federal Road Safety Commission, and National Health Insurance Scheme, to mention a few,” it said.

“The new improved NIN slip is a pocket friendly and an easy to verify version of the NIN. It can be accessed via a self-service Portal, where people who already have been issued the NIN, can log in, download a PDF of the document in colour (if preferred), print and laminate as desired. The current NIN Slip will remain valid and will be gradually phased-out,” the statement added.

This is the latest efforts by NIMC to make enrolment for NIN and linking it to one’s phone number less stressful.
NIMC had also warned its staff and other people extorting NIN applicants to desist from the criminal act or risk spending 7-years in jail.

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