The Federal Government has introduced the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Self-Service Enrolment System to enable Nigerians to conveniently enroll for their National Identification Number (NIN) using their smartphones, making NIN more accessible to the public.
This self-service app was launched by Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior and Abisoye Coker-Odusote, the acting Director General/CEO of NIMC, at the National Identity Day celebration on Saturday.
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Coker-Odusote said that the self-service app was developed with the aim of simplifying and enhancing the registration process by allowing individuals to register from the comfort of their homes, thereby reducing the inconvenience associated with the current registration procedures.
“Several Nigerians have voiced their dissatisfaction with the existing registration methods, highlighting prolonged waiting times and delayed response times following registration as their primary concerns,” she said.
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According to Coker-Odusote, identity is more than a card or a number.
“It unlocks access to essential services, social benefits, and pathways to personal and economic growth,” Coker-Odusote said.
“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,” the Cable reported.
The agency said the application would soon be available to be downloaded on Google and iOS stores.