National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, said it has completed all plans to deploy the National Identification Number, NIN authentication and verification service link to all Ministries Departments and Agencies MDA’s, and Banks.
Mr. Chuks Onyepunuka, the General Manager of Information Technology and Identity Database IT/IDD, in an interview made it known that the deployment was part of the Commission’s strategy to ensure the proposed September commencement of the mandatory use of NIN.
According to him, all Government institutions and Agencies who require the biometrics of individuals to offer functional services or for security reasons are required by Law to key into the NIMC National Identity Database for the purpose of identity management and verification.
He noted that NIMC has before now, deployed the authentication and verification service link to the office of one of the security agencies and will soon extend to other security agencies.
Mr. Onyepunuka further noted that NIMC is discussing with MDA’s and Banks to enable them ascertain the infrastructure to achieve the deployment of the NIN authentication and verification service link to their various offices nationwide.
“The NIMC is now set to deploy a pilot phase to MDA’s and Banks and these institutions include the banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Ministry of Aviation, Joint Tax Board, JTB, State House, National Universities Commission, NUC, National Pension Commission, PenCom, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, and others” he mentioned.


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