NIMC to launch new app


The national identity Management Commission (NIMC) has revealed that Nigerians now have a convenient way to update their national Identification number (NIN)details, which have become mandatory for SIM card registration and banking transactions. Previously, individuals faced challenges modifying their NIN data, requiring visits to NIMC offices nationwide. However, the NIMC Self-Service App now simplifies all modifications.The NIMC Self-Service App requires you


Log on to the NIMC Self-Service App: Visit the website here in your web browser.

If you don’t have an account, click on Register.

If you already have an account, click on Login.

You will need to enter your NIN, last name, and email address after logging in.

Once you’ve provided the above information, the data modification channel will be accessible.

Nigerians have expressed appreciation for this initiative, as it simplifies the process of updating NIN details. Many users have found the app to be efficient and user-friendly. It’s a positive step towards ensuring accurate and up-to-date identification information for all citizens.


In the past, modifying data on the National Identification Number (NIN) has posed challenges for Nigerians. Hundreds of individuals have flocked to NIMC offices across the country to either register for the NIN or request corrections to their data.

The situation became more concerning for many in 2021 when the NIMC announced fees ranging from N5,000 to N15,000 for rectifying incorrect data on the NIN database.

Funmi Opensanwo, the NIMC regional coordinator in Alausa, Lagos, explained that these charges vary depending on the type of correction needed, such as name, address, card renewal or replacement, and date of birth.


According to Opensanwo, the processing fee for correcting the date of birth is N15,000, while card renewal or replacement costs N5,000.


Similarly, modifying one’s name and address also requires a fee of N5,000. She clarified that these fees are for the services rendered and are payable to the Treasury Single Account (TSA), not to any individual.

Opensanwo’s statements were made in response to allegations that NIMC officials were unlawfully demanding fees from Nigerians to link their NIN to their SIM cards.

By Nnaemeka Odenigbo

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