The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has approved the development and release of an improved National Identity Number slip and a mobile application.
A statement on Thursday by the Technical Assistant to the Minister, Dr. Femi Adeluyi, said the development was part of the government’s policy to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it to the Subscriber Identification Module.
According to Adeluyi, the efforts were aimed at supporting the policy to link subscribers’ NIN to their SIM.
“The highly anticipated Web Service (MWS) application, called the NIMC Mobile App, and the improved National Identification Number slip are now available for public use.
“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 development of the app and other tools to support the National Identity Number process align with the National Digital Economy Policy for a Digital Nigeria,” Adeluyi explained.
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