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FG Launches Improved NIN Mobile App, Slip



FG Launches Improved NIN Mobile App, Slip

FG has launched improved NIN mobile app.

NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, in its bid to improve the process of obtaining National Identity Number (NIN) and linking it with the subscriber identity module (SIM), launched an improved slip and a Mobile App for applicants.

This online news platform understands that a statement signed by Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, disclosed this on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

In the statement, the ministry said the NIMC Mobile App, and the new NIN slip are now available for public use.

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FG’s statement reads as thus; “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 App offers a built-in harmonization process that allows for its use across other government services including the NCC, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Federal Road Safety Commission and National Health Insurance Scheme, to mention a few.

“On the other hand, 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 that “the App is available on the Google Play Store for Android users and App Store for IOS users.”