NIMC; Functions and Other Details

NIMC functions

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is a Nigerian government organization charged with the the responsibility of the country’s National identity management and database. NIMC was established in 2007 under the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007.

NIMC is headed by a Director General, appointed by the president

In 2010, NIMC began its enrollment exercise and started issuance of multi purpose card in 2013. The National Identity Cardi has the following features

  • 2 passport photograph of the holder
  • A chip containing the biometric information if the holder
  • An ATM feature in collaboration with Master Card

The National Identity Number(NIN)

The National Identity Number (NIN) unique set of number assigned to an individual after he or she have successfully enrolled for National Identity Card. It is the role of the NIMC to issue an NIN number to individuals after he had been enrolled into the NIMC database.

NIN, National Identity Card

Functions of NIMC

NIMC is charged with the following functions

  • Create national identity card database
  • Operate national identity card database
  • Integrate the existing national identity card database in government institutions
  • Register individuals and legal residents into the national identity card database
  • Assign a unique national identification number
  • Introduce general multi-purpose cards

NIN office

NIMC Offices Head Office

NIMC Headquarters is located at 11, Sokode Crescent, off Dalaba Street, Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja, FCT.

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