The Federal Government has launched the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Self-Service Enrolment System in a bid to make the National Identity Number, NIN, accessible to Nigerians.
The system, powered by Banksforte Limited, was launched by the Minister of Interior, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and the acting Director General/CEO of NIMC, Engr Abisoye Coker-Odusote, at the National Identity Day celebration on Saturday.
In an interview with DAILY POST, Dayo Bankole, the Managing Director of Barnksforte Limited, explained that the App would help end the bottlenecks of NIN enrolment, as well as name, age, marital status and other NIN-related updates.
He noted that Nigerians in rural areas can access the App nationwide.
According to him, the system is going to be a game changer in NIN enrolment.
“The problem this is going to be solving is allowing people to take care of changing their addresses, their date of birth, their names, in case they get married that name change at the comfort of their home rather than travelling spending a lot of money being at the National Identity Management Commission’s office spending more expenses to be able to change names.
“Once we have a smartphone, you can download the app, register and change your data and send it in, and those will approve it,” he stated.