The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has offered further clarifications with regards leveraging its app to check ones’ National Identification Number (NIN) status and other variables.
The Commission said the clarification became necessary due to information circulating online that the app malfunctions.
The Head, Corporate Communications at NIMC, Kayode Adegoke in a statement made available to TechEconomy.ng said the Commission received several complaints about the NIMC Mobile App.
“We will like Nigerians to be aware that the App is a novel innovation by the Commission, but it is yet to be officially approved for public consumption.
“The App is still in the test environment and currently being fine-tuned to give users the best experience with adequate privacy and data security safeguards. Once the test stage is concluded, the Commission will issue a formal statement regarding its usage by our esteemed NIN registered persons.
“In the same vein, we want to assure Nigerians of the security of their data. Our systems are configured to ensure the utmost protection of the data.
“Members of the general public are hereby strongly advised to disregard commentaries and information from unauthorized sources about the App and other activities of the Commission”.
Mr. Adegoke said that the official communication platforms of the Commission are the only authorized sources of information pertaining to all its activities – press releases; media parley; website and official social media handles.