The World Bank says Nigeria’s NIN registration process has almost achieved it purpose. It gave a pass mark to the progamme.  

The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) wowed the World Bank when it presented the reports of activity to the world lender.


It could not but give the NIMC a pass mark after seeing the agency’s efforts and results amid challenges in the nation.

World Bank Drums Support For Nigeria's NIN Registration
World Bank

As a result, the World Bank pegged the success rate of the NIN drive by the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) at about 70%.


The score indicates that the process is making progress.

This is according to the latest implementation report on the project published on March 29, 2024, by the World Bank.


NIN June Target

The World Bank noted that the “NIMC is making satisfactory progress.

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As of December 2023, data released by NIMC showed that 104.16 million Nigerians had been issued NIN.

This represents about 70% of the target expected to be registered.


Under the project, NIMC is expected to have issued the National Identification Number (NIN) to 148 million Nigerians by June 2024.

The World Bank NIMC said it has updated its Android enrollment software which will shorten the time of enrolment.


The updates are as follows:

First, enrolment fields have been reduced to 10 minimal fields.

Also, a two-factor authentication for enrolment officers have been introduced amongst other features.

Inclusive Capture Of Women

“The project has established relationships with humanitarian and civil societies to ensure the inclusive capture of women.

“Enrollment numbers reached 45 million from 15 million at the onset of the project, which is 59.4% of the targeted female enrollment.

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“Features of the completed upgrade include a child enrolment use case and school-based enrolment campaigns, which were tested during the test phase enrolments.

“The total child enrollment reached 16 million from almost nothing at the onset of the project.

“This is 31.1% of the targeted child enrolment,” the project report stated.


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