Steps to download the NIMC mobile app, print the national identity card


In another consolidated effort to encourage Nigerians to register for the National Identity Number (NIN), the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said it has launched a mobile app.

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The IT technical assistant at the Ministry of Communication, Femi Adeluyi, made this known in a statement released on the night of Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Abuja.

He said the development was part of the federal government’s policy to improve the process of obtaining the NIN and linking it to the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM), and also to align with the national policy of digital economy for a digital Nigeria.

Steps to download the NIMC mobile app and print the national identity card online. Credit: Android Play Store
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About the app

NIMC said it is easy to navigate because it has good features. Under certain conditions, the person who wishes to use it must obtain their NIN to access the mobile application.

How to get and use the app

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Android users and iPhone users can download the mobile app on the Google play store and Apple App Store respectively. Then follow the steps.

1. After downloading and installing the phone, scroll left and click To jump and To start

2. Enter your 11 digit TIN number and tap Next, then later I am okay

3. After the second step, the mobile number you used to register for your TIN will appear with two questions;

a. I still use this mobile number

b. I don’t use this number?

4. Click on the correct one among the two questions and press Next

5. If you are using the same number, enter the user ID and OTP sent to your phone by SMS. Then press proceed.

6. If you no longer use the number, go to any NIMC office to update your mobile number.

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During this time, previously reported that the federal government had lifted the suspension on the replacement and activation of old SIM cards.

It was reported that the directive was given on Thursday, December 31, in a statement by the director of public affairs of the National Communication Commission (NCC) Ikechukwu Adinde.

Speaking on the development, Adinde revealed that the action has become necessary in line with the federal government’s desire to consolidate the realization of the SIM card registration.

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