Federal Govt To Replace NIN Slip With Digital Tokens January 1

The Federal Government has introduced a suite of digital Tokens to replace the ageing NIN slip and polycarbonate card. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami said this at stakeholders workshop on the National Identification Number (NIN) Tokenization Solution organised by National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Abuja. He said the government adopted the solution to ensure the privacy of Personal Identifiable Information of individuals during verification transactions and to reduce incidences of illegal retrieval, usage, transfer, and storage of NIN. The Minister who was represented by the Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Abubakar said the full implementation begins on Jan. 1. He said the tokenisation solution was customised to protect Personal Identifiable Information and to protect the sanctity as well as the sensitivity of the NIN issued by NIMC to registered individuals. “One of the benefits of the virtual NIN is to ensure no third party may carry out any verification, hiding behind a proxy (and without the knowledge of the NIMC, being the Custodian of Identity). ” And also generated Token or Virtual NIN is unintelligent, completely random with no correlation to the NIN and cannot be reverse engineered, even by a Quantum Computer. “The NIN holder is the only exclusive issuer of NIN and cannot be delegated, “Pantami said. He said anonymization was also catered for with the attachment of the UserID of the verifier to every verification request, adding that no NIN, no verification. Pantami said NIN tokens are MDA or merchant-specific and expire after a set period, saying that a token generated for company A cannot be utilized by company B. Abubakar said that the programme aimed to rub minds with stakeholders to ensure understanding of the product and buy-in by all. “We must continue to reinforce the need for every Nigerian to have a digital identity, irrespective of social class or economic status, improve access to all and ensure continuous protection of privacy and data of our citizens and other enrollees. ” We must sustain the momentum by creating continuous awareness programs and sensitizing of the public. Also speaking, the Technical Consultant of NIMC, Mr Tunji Durodola said the Digital Token was designed to replace the 11-digit NIN for every usage for everyday usage. He said NIN had been shared and stored by various entities mostly without the knowledge consent or consent of the ID holder or the custodian of identity in Nigeria, NIMC. Durodola said the improved NIN slip had a smaller form factor and is available to all who have been issued an active NIN, saying they may be purchased without having to visit the NIMC office. “Some of the pre-requisite of tokenization, one needs a NIN issued by NIMC, the mobile number registered in Nigeria and linked to your NIN,” he said. The NIMC Director Legal, regulatory and compliance services, Hajiya Hadiza Dagabana said there was a need for sensitization of the public. She said that the tokenization would be properly disseminated in various local dialects for better understanding. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tokenization consists of 16 Alpha-numeric characters. starting and ending with two letters of the Alphabet. It is issued by an ID Holder, either via the NIMC MWS Mobile ID apps or via USSD on a feature phone and only by the NIMC, while a mobile number linked to NIN is required to participate. A minor Number linked to a NIN is required to participate. Source

How to Print Your Improved NIN Slip

You can print out and even laminate your Improved NIN Slip in plastic now and keep it as a handy physical means of identification that fits easily into your pocket, purse or wallet. The QR code on the Slip makes it easy for its authenticity to be verified by other people scanning it using the NIMC MWS Mobile ID app on their phones.
Improved NIN Slip shadow

The Improved NIN Slip with a QR code which can be printed out

Take care not to leave copies (photocopies, image scans, and so on) of your Improved NIN Slips with anyone else otherwise you leave them with copies of your NIN and verification QR code as well.

Downloading and Printing the Slip

Method 1

    • Launch the MWS Mobile ID app installed on your device (Android or iOS). Make sure you have the current version of the app installed or updated on your mobile device.
    • Enter your PIN on the lock screen to continue.
MWS Mobile ID lock screen
    • Select the “PRINT NIN SLIP” button on the “Home” screen.
Print NIN Slip button
    • A login form with your “USERID” and “OTP” automatically populated is displayed, tap on the “Login” button to continue.
    • You will now be successfully logged into the portal linked to your Mobile ID app.
Print NIN Slip Login screen There are two types of NIN Slip – Premium and Standard – which you can print from your dashboard.
    • To print the Premium NIN Slip, tap on the “PRINT PREMIUM NIN SLIP” button to continue.
Print Premium Slip button
    • Tap the “Pay With Remita” button to continue.
Pay With Remita button for Printing Premium NIN Slip
    • To print the Standard NIN Slip, tap on the hamburger icon on the top left corner of the screen.
Print Standard NIN hamburger icon
    • Select “Print Standard NIN Slip” from the menu options.
Print Standard NIN Slip menu option
    • Tap the “Pay With Remita” button to continue.
Pay With Remita button for Printing Standard NIN Slip
    • Tap on the “Pay…” button for the selected choice of slip to continue. It is recommended you use the “card” payment option.
Remita card payment option
    • Tap on the “Pay…” button for the selected choice of slip to continue. It is recommended you use the “card” payment option.
Remita card payment option
    • Do not cancel or exit the app immediately after making payment, wait for the REMITA process to run to an end by showing this screen indicating a successful, complete transaction.
Remita Payment Successful screen
    • After getting to the successful payment notification screen, tap on the download button to download your NIN slip.
Print NIN Slip button
    • The NIN slip download process will be initiated. For iOS users, you will be asked to choose a location to save the pdf file. Select the “Save to files” option in the next widget that pops up. Tap on the “Files” icon in the apps section on your mobile device and your PDF NIN slip should be there. For Android users, simply check your “Download” folder to find the saved PDF NIN slip.

Method 2

    • First, make sure you have already enrolled and obtained your National Identification Number (NIN). You’ll need your NIN also when installing NIMC’s MWS Mobile ID app.
    • Go to the https://myportal.nimc.gov.ng or https://dashboard.nimc.gov.ng online portal.
    • If you have not already, download and install the NIMC MWS Mobile ID app on your mobile device. Learn more at https://nimc.gov.ng/mobile-digital-id/
    • Access NIMC’s MWS Mobile ID app on your mobile device. Make sure your device is connected to the Internet.
    • On the app’s home screen tap on the “SECURITY PIN” button.
    • Take note of the “UserID” and “One Time PIN (OTP)” now displayed on the app’s “Security PIN” section.
    • Use the UserID and OTP to log into to the myportal.nimc.gov.ng or dashboard.nimc.gov.ng portal.
    • Go to the “Print Premium Slip” or “Print Standard Slip” menu section on the portal’s homepage. Make the relevant payment then download the front and rear parts of your Slip as a PDF document.
    • You can now print out the PDF document, cut it to the right size, fold it and laminate your Improved NIN Slip, if you like.
    • For enquires or support contact [email protected]

“UserID does not Exist” Error Message Resolution

If you get an error message that says “UserID does not exist” when you try to log into the portal, you can resolve the problem by following the steps below:
    • Log into your NIMC MWS Mobile ID app and go to the “Settings” menu.
    • Tap on the “Wipe Mobile ID Data” option.
    • You will be requested to input your NIN again.
    • Log into your MWS Mobile ID app once more.
    • Go to the “SECURITY PIN” button and tap on it, you will find your UserID and OTP to log into the portal displayed.
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Why you MUST have the National Identity Number (NIN)

1. The NIN is internationally recognized as Nigeria's Social Security Number for every Nigerian citizen 2. The NIN captures all details about you and will be a local and International recognized means of Identification for Nigerians 3. It is Compulsory for every Nigerian to be identified with a NIN 4. You cannot get or renew a Nigeria International Passport without NIN 5. You will not be able to open a Bank Account in Nigeria or conduct any transaction without NIN 6. The NIN is linked to International Security networks which makes it possible to locate the holder or in tracking fraudulent activities. 7. Only holders of NIN will be considered for voting in future elections 8. NIN will be used in calculating and building an accurate database of Nigerians living in the Diaspora 9. Every child of Nigerian descent is entitled to be enrolled to have a NIN The good news is that you and your family can now enrol for NIN in Sweden thereby eliminating the logistics and cost of travelling to Nigeria for the enrollment. To learn more, you are invited to participate in an interactive Webinar holding on as follows; Date: 15th May 2021 Time 20:00hrs (Nigeria)
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