The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has announced the temporary suspension of the National Identity Number (NIN) verification number introduced by Goodluck Jonathan led government in 2014.
Acccording to NIMC at the weekend, the suspension was due to a maintenance service being carried out by one of the
Commission’s network service providers.
The commission urged the public to make use of other options such as the Tokenisation verification platform, while assuring that the verification and authentication will be restored once the maintenance is concluded.
The notice read, “The National identity Management Commission (NIMC)
wishes to inform the general public that its NINVerification Service (NVS) is temporarily unavailable due to
the maintenance service being carried out by one of the Commission’s network service providers.
“The NIMC wants to assure the public that verification and authentication services would be restored once the maintenance is concluded.
“The Commission apologies for any inconvenience this
might cause our esteemed customers, as all hands are onn
deck to ensure speedy restoration.
“Meanwhile, the public can make use of the alternative Tokenization verification platform.”