The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has conducted plans to use smartphones to take an account of all Nigerian citizens and issue them their National Identification Numbers (NIN).
This disclosure was contained in a statement signed by NIMC General Manager on Corporate Communications Abdulahamid Umar.
According to the statement, the step was taken to ease the sign-up process for Nigerians.
“This development will ensure that citizens can start their enrolment using their smart phones, a development that would ensure that in the next couple of months, citizens, of all ages, would have completed their demographic enrolment before they proceed to NIMC enrolment centres for their biometric data capture to complete their enrolment,” the statement said.
It would be recall, the date of the mandatory use of the NIN was shifted from September 1, 2015 to January 9, 2016.
The extension of the term follows the directive by Muhammadu Buhari to harmonize all biometric datatbases of Nigerian citizens between all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, including the CBN, FRSC, FIRS, PenCom, INEC, NHIS and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD).