- The federal government has launched a new mobile app for SIM-NIN linkage
- Isa Pantami, the minister of communication and digital economy, disclosed that the app comes with an improved NIN slip for public use
- For anyone who wants to get the NIMC app, it is available on the app store for IOS users and Google Play store for Android users
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has launched a new Mobile Web Service (MWS) application and improved National Identity Number (NIN) slips for public use.
The Nation reports that this is coming ahead of the deadline expiration for linkage of Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) cards with National Identity Numbers (NIN) on April 9.
Legit.ng gathered that the app was launched by the minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, through the director-general/chief executive officer of NIMC, Aliyu A. Aziz.
The head of corporate communications of NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, said the new app comes with an improved NIN slip for public use.
“As an integral part of Nigeria’s digitization process spearheaded by minister of communications and digital economy, the app offers a built-in harmonisation process that allows for its use across other government services including FIRS, FRSC, NHIS, NPF, and NCC to mention a few."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government announced the implementation of some new policies that would allow Nigerians to have easy access to the NIN enrolment process.
It was reported that part of the new measures included the extension of the tenure of the NIN enrolment agents of Mobile Network Operators (MNO) from one to five years.
The announcement was made in a joint statement by the Communications Commission (NCC) and the NIMC on Wednesday, March 3.
In a related report, the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) explained why it introduced the use of the NIN for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, March 26, said the new policy would help checkmate examination malpractices.