The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has introduced a self-service online solution platform for National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment and digital identity card issuance. The platform, named ‘NIMC Self-service NIN Enrollment and Digital ID,’ was unveiled during the 5th Identity Day Commemoration held in Abuja.
The NIMC Director of Information Technology/Identity Database, Chuks Onyepunuka, explained that this application empowers individuals to enroll for their NIN conveniently from their homes, eliminating the need for a physical visit to NIMC offices.
During the event, the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, emphasized the importance of verifiable identity in the modern digital age. He highlighted that secure and verified identities are crucial for accessing various services, including banking and social media platforms.
The Minister stated that the NIMC’s mission is to eliminate trade barriers, enhance the growth of the financial market, and promote the financial well-being of Nigerian citizens.
Abisoye Coker-Odusote, the acting director-general/CEO of NIMC, emphasized the significance of World Identity Day, recognizing the pivotal role identity plays in shaping individuals’ destinies, safeguarding rights, and connecting global citizens. She underlined the vision to provide every citizen and legal resident with a digital identity, making it a universal reference point.
Coker-Odusote acknowledged the challenges in ensuring universal access to a trusted identity, emphasizing the need for innovation, dedication, and global collaboration while safeguarding privacy and data protection. She called for inclusivity in identity solutions and reaffirmed NIMC’s commitment to identity management and digital transformation for the betterment of Nigerian citizens.
The launch of the NIMC Self-service NIN Enrollment and Digital ID platform aligns with Nigeria’s efforts to enhance digital public infrastructure and promote inclusivity in the digital age.