NCC unveils new mobile app for SIM-NIN linkage

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has unveiled a mobile app with improved National Identity Number (NIN) slips for public use.

The Mobile Web Service (MWS) Applications is the brainchild of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) developed ahead of April 9, the deadline for linkage of Subscribers Identity Module (SIM).

Head of Corporate Communications of NIMC, Kayode Adegoke in a statement, said the NIMC App offers a secure channel for Nigerians and legal residents to verify and authenticate their identities using their smartphones on-the-go.

“As an integral part of Nigeria’s digitization process spearheaded by Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, the App offers a built-in harmonisation process that allows for its use across other government services including FIRS, FRSC, NHIS, NPF, and NCC to mention a few.

“The new improved NIN slip is pocket friendly and easy to verify and can be accessed via a self-service portal, where persons who already have been issued the NIN, can log in, pay a small token fee, download a PDF of the document in color (if preferred) print and laminate as desired.

“The current NIN slip will remain valid and gradually phased-out.

“The NIMC App is available on the App Store for IOS users and Google Play store for Android users. The improved NIN Slip can also be downloaded via”, he explained.

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