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NIMC issues 70m NINs to Nigerians, others

By Msugh Ityokura, Abuja
21 December 2021   |   3:34 am
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has confirmed issuing 70 million National Identification Numbers (NINs) to Nigerians and other legal residents.

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has confirmed issuing 70 million National Identification Numbers (NINs) to Nigerians and other legal residents.

The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Aliyu Aziz, said the commission was able to achieve the feat owing to the cooperation of President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Ali Pantami and other critical stakeholders in the identity sector.

He said: “The commission is happy to announce that 15 million users have downloaded the recently launched NIMC Mobile App which allows users to digitally verify their NINs, link their NINs to the SIM (up to seven numbers) and print the improved NIN slip from the comfort of their homes/offices.”

The President, recently, launched three unique digital innovations by the commission, namely tokenisation, NIMC mobile app and contactless enrolment solutions to drive the digital economic policy of the Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

NIMC, in a statement, yesterday, in Abuja, promised to build a positive brand and explore ways to efficiently offer excellent services to all and sundry.

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