The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has unveiled a Mobile App for the enrolment of the National Identification Number by applicants .

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, in a statement said that the Federal Government also released an “improved” National Identity Number slip .

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The ministry said the NIMC Mobile App, and the new National Identification Number slip are now available for public use.

“The App provides a secure channel for all Nigerians and legal residents to easily verify and authenticate their identities on -the -go using smartphones . It also enables them to link the NIN to their phone numbers, ”the statement partly read.

“The App offers a built -in harmonisation process that allows for its use across other government services including the Nigerian Communication Commission , Federal Inland Revenue Service , Federal Road Safety Commission, and National Health Insurance Scheme , to mention a few ,” it said.

“The new improved NIN slip is a pocket friendly and an easy to verify version of the NIN . It can be accessed via a self -service Portal , where people who already have been issued the NIN, can log in, download a PDF of the document in colour ( if preferred ) , print and laminate as desired. The current NIN Slip will remain valid and will be gradually phased -out,” the statement added .

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The App is available on the Google Play Store for Android users and App Store for IOS users. Details on how to download and install the App and download the improved NIN slip are available on the websites and social media platforms of the Ministry and NIMC.  Users can also download the improved NIN Slip at

Recall that the Federal Government through the NCC ordered telecommunications companies to deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phones to their National Identity Number .

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