Nigerians can now register for the National Identification Number (NIN) using a smartphone thanks to a self-service solution made public by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Saturday.
The platform was introduced on Saturday in Abuja at the Commission and Ministry of Interior’s celebration of the 5th Identity Day.
The Commission’s Acting Director General/CEO, Abisoye Coker-Odusote, said, “Identity is more than a mere card or a number; it symbolises our existence, our entitlements, and our place within society. It unlocks access to essential services, social benefits, and pathways to personal and economic growth. It stands as a testament to our individuality while serving as a bridge to our shared humanity.”
She also stressed the need to remain vigilant in safeguarding the integrity and security of identity systems by prioritising the principles of privacy and data protection.
She added, “Above all, we must be inclusive, leaving no one behind as we endeavour to provide identity solutions for all.”
The NIMC boss also said that a proper identity management system can help the country in combating insecurity, and providing support to Nigerians, among other benefits.