By Stanley Onyekwere
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) through the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz has officially launched the highly anticipated Mobile Web Service (MSW) Application also known as the NIMC APP and the improved National Identification Number (NIN) Slip for Public use.
The Head, Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke in a statement said, the NIMC App offers a secure channel for Nigerians and Legal residents to verify and authenticate their identities using their smartphones on-the-go.
As an integral part of Nigeria’s digitization process spearheaded by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, the App offers a built-in harmonization process that allows for its use across other government services including FIRS, FRSC, NHIS, NPF, and NCC to mention a few.
On the other hand, the new improved NIN slip is pocket friendly and easy to verify and can be accessed via a self-service Portal, where persons who already have been issued the NIN, can log in, pay a small token fee, download a PDF of the document in color (if preferred) print and laminate as desired. The current NIN Slip will remain valid and gradually phased out.
The NIMC App is available on the App Store for IOS users and Google Play store for Android users. The improved NIN Slip can also be downloaded via https://dashboard.nimc.gov.ng.