NIMC Introduces Self-Service NIN Registration App for Seamless Enrollment

To commemorate Nigeria's fifth Identity Day in Abuja, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) through the assistance of the Federal Government unveiled the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Self-Service Enrolment System on Saturday to help Nigerians apply for NIN with the help of their smartphones. 

This step is to make NIN registration seamlessly free and easy for the citizens instead of standing in long queues to get registered.

This self-service app is designed to make NIN registration accessible and was launched by the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and the acting Director General/CEO of NIMC, Abisoye Coker-Odusote to celebrate National Identity Day.

As the unveiling of the app was going on, the Director for Information Technology at NIMC also affirmed that the app would make the enrollment of NIN easier for Nigerians.

Also speaking of the unveiled app, Tunji-Ojo stated that the harmonization of all the country’s databases is an important step in reducing crime which will play a pivotal role in national development.

He said, 

  • With a database of over 100 million National Identification Numbers in the National Identity Database, NIDB, NIMC provided essential access to attaining this goal along with other major stakeholders.

  • As a member of the Ministry of Interior Family, NIMC joins with other sister agencies in not only improving access by the general public to services like passport acquisition and renewal but also the likes of efficient border security technology, effective handling of insecurity around the country, protection of critical national assets and infrastructure, reformation and reintegration of rehabilitated offenders in the society as well as improved emergency and fire response times.

The Minister also confirmed that the setup in making sure that Nigeria has a single-point database is in progress. 

In the same vein,  Abisoye Coker-Odusote, NIMC acting director-general (DG), stated that identity is more than a card or a number.

She stated,

  • It unlocks access to essential services, social benefits, and pathways to personal and economic growth.

  • It stands as a testament to our individuality while serving as a bridge to our shared humanity.

  • At the National Identity Management Commission, our vision remains unwavering: to provide every citizen and legal resident with a digital primary identity, making it a universal reference point.

She said that Nigeria must continue to push in its quest for the development of its digital public infrastructure (DPI) because it has the potential to transform lives.

NIMC also said that the application is going to be available on the Google Play Store and iOS stores and will be available for download.

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