The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has launched a new Mobile Web Service (MWS) Application for linkage of Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) cards with National Identity Numbers (NIN).
The launch was performed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, through the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz.
This comes ahead of the deadline expiration for linkage of SIM cards with NIN on April 9.
The Head of Corporate Communications of NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, said the NIMC APP comes with improved NIN Slip for public use.
According to him, the NIMC App offers a secure channel for Nigerians and legal residents to verify and authenticate their identities using their smartphones on-the-go.
Adegoke said, “As an integral part of Nigeria’s digitization process spearheaded by Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, the App offers a built-in harmonisation process that allows for its use across other government services including FIRS, FRSC, NHIS, NPF, and NCC to mention a few.
“On the other hand, the new improved NIN slip is pocket friendly and easy to verify and can be accessed via a self-service Portal, where persons who already have been issued the NIN, can log in, pay a small token fee, download a PDF of the document in color (if preferred) print and laminate as desired.
“The current NIN Slip will remain valid and gradually phased out.
“The NIMC App is available on the App Store for IOS users and Google Play store for Android users. The improved NIN Slip can also be downloaded via https://dashboard.nimc.gov.ng.”