The National Identity Management Commission, on Thursday, unveiled a Mobile App for applicants to enrol for the National Identification Number.
Also introduced is a new “improved” National Identity Number slip.
The development was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adeluyi, an aide to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
According to the statement, “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 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.”