The Federal Government has introduced the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Self-Service Enrolment System to facilitate the accessibility of the National Identity Number (NIN) for Nigerians.
This system, developed in collaboration with Banksforte Limited, was officially launched during the National Identity Day celebration by the Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and the acting Director General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote.
In an interview, Dayo Bankole, the Managing Director of Banksforte Limited, explained that the new app aims to streamline the process of NIN enrolment, as well as updates related to names, ages, marital status, and other NIN-related information. He emphasized that the app is accessible nationwide, even in remote rural areas, making it more convenient for all Nigerians to obtain their NIN.
According to him, the system is going to be a game changer in NIN enrolment, “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.