The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has released data showing that the number of National Identification Number (NIN) enrolments has reached 101 million as of June 26, 2023. This represents a growth of 1 million from the 100 million enrolments recorded at the end of May.
Lagos State continues to lead the pack in terms of NIN enrolments, with 11 million Nigerians captured in the state. Kano State is in second place with 8.9 million registered NINs. These two states, which are also the most populous in Nigeria, have maintained the lead in NIN enrolment since the beginning of the exercise.
The increase in NIN enrolments is a positive sign for the country, as it will help to improve the efficiency of government services and provide a more secure way to verify identities. The NIMC has set a target of enrolling 120 million Nigerians by the end of 2023, and this latest data suggests that they are on track to meet this goal.
In addition to the increase in the number of enrolments, the NIMC has also been working to improve the quality of the data collected. This includes ensuring that the data is accurate and up-to-date, as well as making it easier for people to access their NINs.
The NIMC’s efforts to improve NIN enrolment and data quality are essential for the successful implementation of the National Identity Number project. The NIN is a critical tool for improving government services, and it will help to ensure that all Nigerians have access to the benefits of a digital economy.
Here are some additional details about the NIN enrolment process:
- The NIN is a 12-digit number that is unique to each individual.
- The NIN is used to verify identities for a variety of government services, including opening bank accounts, getting a passport, and voting.
- To enrol for the NIN, you must visit a NIMC enrolment centre.
- You will need to provide proof of identity and residence.
- The enrolment process is free.
If you have not yet enrolled for the NIN, I encourage you to do so. The NIN is an important tool for accessing government services and protecting your identity.
For more information about the NIN, please visit the NIMC website at www.nimc.gov.ng.