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NIMC Commits To Assured Identity Provision 

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The director-general, National Identity Management Commission, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote.
The director-general, National Identity Management Commission, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote.

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) reaffirms its commitment to providing secure identity services and protecting citizens’ data as Nigeria’s foundational identity provider.

To enhance the security of its National Identity database, the commission has implemented stricter measures. These actions align with the commitment outlined by its director-general, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote upon assuming office in August 2023.

Coker-Odusote emphasised that NIMC collaborates with relevant security agencies to uphold the highest data security standards and regulatory compliance.

As part of these new security protocols, all licensed verification agents, front-end partners (FEPs) and Diaspora FEPs will undergo rigorous security vetting to ensure adherence to global best practices in identity management. Any FEPs found in violation will face sanctions according to established regulations and national laws.

Furthermore, NIMC has authorised law enforcement authorities to crack down on individuals involved in online phishing schemes targeting citizens’ data.

A statement by the commission’s head of corporate communications, Kayode Adegoke said the commission has received numerous reports of fraudulent online platforms compelling Nigerians to submit their personal information for National Identification Number (NIN) modification or enrollment services. Perpetrators of these illegal activities will be apprehended and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Additionally, the commission has temporarily suspended the bypass enrollment process to prevent abuse and rectify any irregularities. NIMC will inform the public when the bypass process resumes.

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