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Why 95 million Nigerians must register for NIN before 2025 – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says that about 95 million Nigerians need to enroll for the National Identification Number (NIN).

The Head of Corporate Communications at the commission, Kayode Adegoke, disclosed this in a tweet recently.

Adegoke said that for NIMC to meet the 200 million target by 2025, 95 million Nigerians need to register for the NIN.

“As of today, over 105 million NIN have been issued to Nigerians and legal residents. We want to assure Nigerians that within the next one or two years, we will reach our target of enrolling all Nigerians,” he said.

He said the commission remained steadfast in its commitment to achieving universal enrolment in the NIN system by 2025.

Adegoke noted that following Abisoye Coker’s appointment as the director-general of MIMC, she recognised the need to streamline the modification and enrolment processes.

He added that a self-service platform was developed, enabling Nigerians, both locally and abroad, to make necessary modifications such as changing names, dates of birth, email addresses, and phone numbers from the comfort of their homes or offices, using various devices, including iOS and Android-based devices.

Adegoke emphasised the convenience of the self-service modification portal, urging Nigerians to take advantage of this innovative solution.

He highlighted the evolution of the process, noting that in the past, applicants had to visit NIMC offices for data corrections.

The NIN, a unique identifier assigned to each citizen, has gained prominence in recent years as the cornerstone of various government initiatives aimed at enhancing security, governance, and service delivery.

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