- The NIMC has given the latest update on the use of the application for national identification
- The commission informed Nigerians on Monday, August that the application is still being test run and fine-tuned
- NIMC added that once the testing stage is completed, the app will be ready for public use
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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Monday, August 17, disclosed to Nigerians that the mobile application designed for digital identification is not yet in use.
This revelation was given on Monday by the spokesperson of NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, said that the application for the online national identity card is still being test run, The Cable reports.
Adegoke stated that this disclosed became necessary following numerous complaints by Nigerians who try to use the app to upload their details online.
The com'mission's spokesman said that the app is still in the fine-tuning stage to give users the best experience with adequate privacy and data security safeguards, adding that once the test is completed, NIMC will duly inform Nigerians.
He said: "We will like Nigerians to be aware that the app is a novel innovation by the commission, but it is yet to be officially approved for public consumption.
“The app is still in the test environment and currently being fine-tuned to give users the best experience with adequate privacy and data security safeguards. Once the test stage is concluded, the Commission will issue a formal statement regarding its usage by our esteemed NIN registered persons."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government announced that it has replaced the identity card with a digital means of identification.
This change was announced by the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday, August 13, during a press briefing in Abuja.
Aregbesola said that the card is no more the focus, adding that the important thing is the National Identity Number (NIN).
Before this, the government revealed that it was making efforts to resolve the issues that led to the suspension of the issuance of the United States of America’s (USA) immigrant visas to Nigerian passport holders.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, August 13, assured Nigerians that the issues with the United States will be addressed.
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