In an effort to make the National Identity Number, or NIN, available to Nigerians, the Federal Government has introduced the National Identity Management Commission, or NIMC, Self-Service Enrolment System.
News About Nigeria reports that at the National Identity Day celebration on Saturday, the acting director general and CEO of NIMC, Engr Abisoye Coker-Odusote, and the interior minister, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, unveiled the system, which is powered by Banksforte Limited.
Dayo Bankole, the managing director of Barnksforte Limited, indicated that the App will assist in eliminating the delays associated with NIN enrollment as well as name, age, marital status, and other NIN-related updates in an interview with DAILY POST.
He mentioned that Nigerians living in rural areas may use the app wherever.
“The problem this is going to be solving is allowing people to take care of changing their addresses, their date of birth, their names, in case they get married that name change at the comfort of their home rather than travelling spending a lot of money being at the National Identity Management Commission’s office spending more expenses to be able to change names. Once we have a smartphone, you can download the app, register and change your data and send it in, and those will approve it,” he stated.
Before now Nigerians have had to rely on agents to enable them to enroll for the National Identity Number with many Nigerians being asked to pay a lump sum to fast-track their registration. The new development will however relegate the agents giving Nigerians power to directly carry out their registration on the NIMC platform.