West Australian Premier, Hon. Mark McGowan has congratulated the Australian Nigerian Community and the Nigerian Association of Western Australia for the significance of its newly inaugurated leadership forum – CONAPA. The Premier in the statement reiterated his government’s commitment to a State where everyone has strong sense of belonging, can participate fully and achieve their goals and expressed delight that Western Australia will host the CoNAPA headquarters. As a peak leadership body of Nigerian Australians and persons with Nigerian heritage and ancestry in Australia, CoNAPA comprises of 17 Council members represented by the Presidents and Vice Presidents of Nigerian national associations from all Australian States and Territories. The Chairperson thanked Council members for their support, collaboration and visionary leadership in establishing CoNAPA. The object, mission statement and vision of CoNAPA can be found on its website: www.conapa.org.au. Ambassador Anderson Madubike, High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific also expressed delight at the inauguration of the forum which is aimed at fostering the unity and growth of Nigerians living in Australia. Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) was delighted by the inauguration and urged CoNAPA to work collaboratively in the best interest of Nigerians in Australia. She reiterated her commitment and the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria in supporting Nigerians in the diaspora which was the idea behind NIDCOM. Chairperson of CoNAPA and the Nigerian Association of Western Australia (NAWA), Dr. Pedus Eweama, thanked the Premier for his message of goodwill, strong leadership and remarkable embrace of multiculturalism. He also thanked the Nigeria High Commission and NIDCOM for their messages of support and expressed optimism that CoNAPA will strengthen collaboration between Nigerian national associations in Australia and enhance a platform for engagement with Australian and Nigerian governments in matters that affect Nigerians living in Australia. Although apolitical, CoNAPA urges His Excellency, President Mohammadu Buhari to avoid partisan entreaties to interfere in 2023 general elections, but to do all he can as the leader of Africa’s biggest democracy to help strengthen Nigeria’s democracy by allowing the will of the people to prevail during the forthcoming elections. The council also wishes to reiterate its support for diaspora voting and urges the national assembly to do everything within their powers to give diaspora Nigerians full sense of  citizenship. With the formal inauguration, CoNAPA is set to consolidate its efforts in working with various national associations in Australia, the Nigerian High Commission (NHC) Australia, Australian and Nigerian governments to ensure that the interests of Nigerian Australians and persons living in Australia with a Nigerian heritage are advanced. Signed Dr. Pedus Chidiebere Eweama Chairperson, Nigerian Association of Western Australia (NAWA) Chairperson, Council of Nigerian Association Presidents in Australia (CoNAPA)

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)

Federal Government Lauds Citizens, Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline by 8 Weeks

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)
Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

The ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) integration exercise has been extended by 8 weeks, with a new deadline of April 6, 2021. This message was conveyed by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM during the meeting of the Ministerial Taskforce on NIN-SIM registration which held on the 1st of February, 2021. Dr Pantami stated that the extension is to give Nigerians and legal residents more time to integrate their NIN with the SIM.

The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister and attended by key stakeholders, including the EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), DG/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), DG/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON). Others include the MD/CEOs of MTN, Airtel, 9Mobile, Ntel, Spectranet and SMILE, as well as the COO of Globacom.

It was reported that a total of 56.18 million NINs have been collected by the mobile network operators.

Each NIN is usually tied to an average of 3 to 4 SIMs and this infers that the current figure accounts for a significant portion of the existing SIMs. This number of NINs collected represents a significant increase when compared with the 47.8 million reported by the Technical Committee on January 18, 2021.

Furthermore, over 1060 registration centres for NIN have been activated and made operational by NIMC across the country, while Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have opened hundreds of centres and are rapidly deploying resources to open thousands of other NIN enrolment centres across states of the country. This is in line with the policy of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to enhance security and make the process of obtaining NINs easier for Nigerians.

The CEOs of the Telcos and the Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Organisation of Nigeria commended the Honourable Minister for his stellar leadership and commitment to the rapid development of the sector.
Dr. Pantami reiterated the need for Nigerians and legal residents who are yet to register for the NIN to be diligent and take advantage of the extension to enroll for their NIN and link with their SIMs. It would be recalled that the 4th of February, 2020 was the initial date of the commencement of the National NIN-SIM Registration Policy.

The Federal Government of Nigeria applauds all Nigerians and persons of other nationalities for their understanding, cooperation and for enthusiastically participating in the exercise. The Honourable Minister also commended the efforts of NIMC, NCC, MNOs and all other relevant government and private sector organisations for their unflinching support towards the success of the exercise.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his satisfaction with the progress made regarding the NIN-SIM linkage and commended the Honourable Minister and all stakeholders for their roles. He encouraged citizens to take advantage of the extension to fully participate in the process.

The Honourable Minister implores applicants to follow the safety guidelines at all the NIN enrolment centers and ensure compliance with the booking system in place. This protocol is in line with the Executive Order on COVID-19 2020 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 27th of January 2021, in keeping with the provisions of the Quarantine Act 2004.

It is noteworthy that Sections 27 and 29 of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007 provides for the mandatory use of National Identity Number for transactions, including application and issuance of a passport, opening of personal bank accounts, purchase of insurance policies, voter registration, obtaining credit, among others.


Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde
Director Public Affairs
Nigerian Communications Commission

Mr. Kayode Adegoke
Head,Corporate Communications
Nigeria Identity Management Commission

February 1, 2021

NIMC – General Disclaimer

The attention of Management of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been drawn to the activities of certain unscrupulous persons parading themselves as agents and consultants of the NIMC and claims to having the capacity to operate and facilitates the engagement of companies/agents under the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) Enrolment Project.

These unscrupulous persons are engaging innocent members of the public and businesses with the objective of extorting money and purportedly promising to facilitate a sub-licensing arrangement between Enrolment Agents approved by the NIMC under the said Enrolment Project and other persons seeking to participate in the Project.

These miscreants and fraudsters are by no means affiliated, associated, or engaged by the NIMC nor do they represent the NIMC or any of its services.

The public is hereby notified that:

i. the NIMC HAS NOT engaged any person, company or organization to act as it’s consultant or agent under any guise or in any manner whatsoever, for the purpose of facilitating any purported collaboration for the implementation of the ongoing NIN Enrolment Project.

ii. The NIMC HAS NOT permitted the sale, transfer, outsourcing or sublicensing of the Enrolment license granted to the companies published in the newspapers and on its website.

iii. The NIMC HAS NOT authorised the sale of enrolment forms. Enrolment forms are free.

The NIMC is currently in the process of finalizing the setup and activation of Enrolment and Registration Centres (ERCs) of the approved agents nationwide which will bring enrolment activities to the doorsteps of Nigerians with ease within the coming days.

For emphasis, we reiterate that the enrolment exercise for the issuance of the NIN is FREE and AT NO COST TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC and NIMC and/or its licensed agents do not collect money from members of the public for enrolment. The NIMC hereby advises members of the public to resist and not respond to any demand for money prior to the provision of enrolment and issuance of the NIN, nor should they subject themselves to or engage with any person(s) not approved by the Commission or who purports to be acting on behalf of or representing the NIMC.

The public is invited to visit NIMC website at https://www.nimc.gov.ng for the official list of the approved NIN Enrolment Agents and approved Enrolment and Registration Centres nationwide.

To report any fraudster, extortionist, unauthorized enrolment organization, site, activities, or similar complaints, please contact the NIMC via email at:

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


[email protected]


Engr. AIiyu A. AzIz
Director General/CEO

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Ministry Of Communications And Digital Economy Donates Personal Protective Equipment To NIMC

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)
Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for the safety of Staff and Applicants in its fight against Covid-19.

The donation of the PPE was in furtherance of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim’s (Pantami) resolve to ensure NIMC Enrolment Centers across the country are well equipped towards the smooth enrollment of Nigerians and legal residents into the National Identity Database.

The PPE items donated include: Hand Sanitizers, Face Masks, Hand-held Thermometer, and others.

The items were received on behalf of the Management and Staff of the NIMC by the DG/CEO, Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, General Manager, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services, Hajjia Hadiza Alli Dagabana, Senior Special Assistant to the DG/CEO, Mrs. Uche Chigbo, and the Union President, Comrade Lucky Ashekhokai.

Kayode Adegoke
Head, Corporate Communications

NIN Enrolment Of Diplomats Commences At The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

Enrolment at NIMC
The National Identity Management Commission has commenced the enrolment of foreign diplomats in Nigeria.

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) in his bid to ensure seamless enrolment of all diplomats in the country for the purpose of the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage and other needs, directed the setting up of the enrolment center at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. The enrolment of the diplomats started on Monday 18th January, 2021.

Also, the NIMC wishes to assure members of the general public that all hands are on deck to ensure the enrolment of all Nigerians and legal residents into the National Identity Database.

Kayode Adegoke
Head, Corporate Communications

Public Notice: Closure of Enrolment Activities at the NIMC Headquarters (FCT Centres to Be Used)

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has approved the closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Headquarters, Abuja and reactivation of 20 centres within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021.

Members of the public, residents and visitors to the FCT wishing to enroll for the National Identification Number (NIN) should use any of the following NIMC centres:

Enrolment Centres
1. STATE OFFICE – 2nd Floor, Block C, No 4 Maputo Street, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja.

Area Councils
2. ABAJI – Abaji Secretariat Complex, Legislative Section Abaji, FCT – Abuja.
3.AMAC – AMAC Secretariat Annex, Kabusa Junction Apo, FCT- Abuja.
4. BWARI- Area Council Complex Bwari, FCT, Abuja.
5. GWAGWALADA – CIPB Building (Old Secretariat), Gwagwalada, FCT – Abuja.
6. KWALI – Kwali Council Secretariat, Kwali, FCT – Abuja
7. KUJE – Opposite Forest Pasali,Along Kuje/Gwagwalada Road, FCT.

Special Centres
8. DEI-DEI – Beside Diamond Bank, Building Materials International Market.
9. DUTSE – Dutse Alhaji, FCT – Abuja.
10. FHA GWARINPA – FHA/Waterboard Beside Police Station Off 3rd Avenue, FCT – Abuja.
11. HIGHCOURT LUGBE – By Police Signboard, Close to Lugbe Market, Airport Road.
12. JIWA – AEDC Office, before Emir Palace FCT – Abuja
13. KARSHI – Women Development Secretariat, Karshi.
14. KENUJ ANGELS SCHOOL – Kenuj Angels Schools, Jikwoyi Phase 1 Extension, FCT-Abuja.
15. KURUDU – Chief Palace, Kurudu.
16. NIGERIAN CUSTOM SERVICE KARU – Beside Custom Clinic, Karu Site, FCT-Abuja
17. NIPOST KUBWA – NIPOST, Opposite General Hospital, Phase 4, Kubwa

Licensed Private Agents’ Centres
18. NIN Enrolment Centre – Ibro Hotel 34-36 Sokode Street, Wuse 2, Abuja
19. Afritech Multi Concept – Gwandal plaza adjacent EFCC, Wuse 2, Abuja
20. NIN Enrolment Center – No 8, Nairobi Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Members of general public within the FCT are hereby advised to visit any of the above listed enrolment centers closest to them for NIN registration and issuance.
Thank you for your usual cooperation and understanding.

Kayode Adegoke
Head, Corporate Communications

Extension of NIN-SIM Integration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has approved the extension of the deadline on the ongoing NIN- SIM integration by a period of 3 weeks- 30th December 2020 to the 19th January 2021 for subscribers with the National Identification Number(NIN), and 6 weeks- 30th December 2020 to the 19th February 2021 for subscribers without the NIN.

The approval was conveyed after the review of all related activities by the Presidential Task Force on the integration of the National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Information Module (SIM), chaired by the Honourable Minister, and had in attendance executive stakeholders in the sector including, the Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, Executive Vice- Chairman- Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar G. Danbatta, DG- National Information Technology and Development Agency (NITDA), Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, Chairman ALTON, CEOs of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Mobile.

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) and other stakeholders resolved to suspend all USSD and verification charges for the duration of the extension to enable all Nigerians and legal residents to integrate their Sim card with the NIN without any financial obstacle.
NIMC, therefore, wishes to assure members of the general public that adequate measures are being put in place to enable citizens and legal residents to enroll and be issued the NIN.

Applicants are enjoined to comply with the Covid-19 safety protocols at NIMC enrolment centers nationwide.

Kayode Adegoke
Head, Corporate Communications