NIN: NIMC Orders Investigation into Data Breach Allegation

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has initiated a thorough investigation into reported allegations of citizens’ data breach involving XpressVerify. Abisoye Coker-Odusote, the Director General of NIMC, revealed this in a statement issued on Sunday through the Commission’s head of Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke.

NIMC made it clear that XpressVerify is not among the Commission’s authorized partners for National Identification Number (NIN) verification services. Emphasizing its commitment to data security, the Commission reassured the public that citizens’ data remains safe and protected within Nigeria’s National Identity Database.

This action underscores NIMC’s dedication to upholding the integrity of citizens’ personal information and ensuring compliance with established standards for data handling and verification. By launching a comprehensive investigation, NIMC aims to address any potential breaches and reinforce trust in the security measures surrounding the National Identity Database.

“There is no data breach of any sort and the Citizens’ data is safe and secure in Nigeria’s National identity database”, NIMC stated.

“The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NIMC, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote has promptly ordered a comprehensive investigation into the matter to find out if any of the Commission’s Tokenisation verification agents has in any way breach the licensing agreement either directly or through any of their sub-licensees”, the statement added.