The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) reaffirmed its commitment to providing identification services to the public in accordance with NIMC Law No. 23 of 2007.
The Commission said in a statement signed yesterday by its Head of Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke, that it will continue to register all Nigerians and legal residents for National Identification Number (NIN) issues while providing a verification platform for verification. , Validation and confirmation of unique identification data issued.
The statement said: “To ensure excellent service and mitigate some of the challenges, the Minister of Communications and the Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, recently received approval from President Muhammad Bukhari to modernize and enhance the Commission’s NIMS infrastructure capacity to strengthen its mandate.
“Last year, NIMC released an upgraded NIN ticket with a QR code and a MobileID application to ensure the availability of alternative authentication channels “This new channel restores the identity holder’s personal identity and allows for easier and faster verification by simply scanning a barcode.
“All existing and future Verification Bodies (all government and private agencies) are expected to use these available channels, including Mobile Web Service (MWS), to verify the identity of their customers.
Further, the statement said that recent reports from the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) allegedly unable to verify NINs for passport applicants indicate that this alternative verification channel is not being used to serve many of its customers “NIS must use these channels and mutually agreed on offline methods to process NIN verification requests for passport applicants.”
Therefore, NIMC confirms that the enhanced applications, NIS Fix and Mobile Identification, are reliable and trustworthy channels to perform NIN verification services. With a focus on the federal government’s digital economy policies, the commission intends to continue to offer innovative solutions for the seamless use of digital ID numbers and services to support development identification.