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NIMC introduces self-service NIN registration app 



The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has introduced a self-service solution enabling Nigerians to enrol for their National Identification Number (NIN) conveniently via their smartphones. 

The platform was officially unveiled during the 5th Identity Day celebration, jointly organized by the Commission and the Ministry of Interior in Abuja on Saturday. 

During the launch, Abisoye Coker-Odusote, the Acting Director General/CEO of the Commission, emphasized the pivotal role of identity within the nation.  

Furthermore, Coker-Odusote underscored the importance of upholding the integrity and security of identity systems, with a strong focus on privacy and data protection principles. She reiterated,

The NIMC leader also highlighted the potential of an efficient identity management system in bolstering national security efforts and providing substantial support to Nigerians, among other advantages. 

In explaining the rationale behind the self-service platform, she stated, “We are striving to expedite the registration process. Many ordinary Nigerians have expressed frustration with the current registration procedures, citing extended wait times and delayed feedback after completing the registration.”