Over 70 Million Nigerians Enrolled On NIN Database—NIMC
The National Identity Management Commission, said it has enrolled over 70 million persons in the ongoing National Identity Number registration, with over 15 million of its mobile App also downloaded.
It said this in a statement issued on Monday by its Head Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke.
The Commission said in the statement that it has recorded positive growth with enrolment drive by successfully registering and issuing 70 million unique National Identification Numbers (NINs) to Nigerians and legal residents.
The statement said, “The Commission is happy to announce that 15 million users have downloaded the recently launched NIMC MOBILE APP. The NIMC mobile APP allows users to digitally verify their NINs, link their NINs to the SIM (up to seven numbers) and print the improved NIN slip from the comfort of their homes/offices.”
The Director-General/CEO NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, attributed the agency’s great achievements largely to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
He said: “The Commission was able to achieve the feat due to the immeasurable contributions of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim(Pantami), the hardworking staff, the Front End Partners (FEPS) and other critical stakeholders in the identity sector.
“The leadership and continued support of Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), to the ID agenda of Nigeria and improved staff welfare; and further expressed his appreciation to the commitment of the NIMC staff and the Front End partners towards ensuring the growth of the National ID Database.”