The struggle for NIN enrollment and SIM linking has become intense. And this by a way to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it to SIM, The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has approved the release of an improved National Identity Number (NIN) slip and a MWS MobileID App. with the Nimc Mobile App, alot can be done easily. Explore through this post.
Users with smartphones can read this article to learn how to get the improved NIN slip and how to use the mobile App.
The policy of improving NIN Slip and nimc Mobile App was part of Federal Government’s Plan in order to improve the system.
This was made known to the public through the ministry’s Official website https://www.commtech.gov.ng/news-and-media/daily-news-report/389-improved-nin-slip-and-mobile-app-launched.html and other media platforms.
What is Improved NIN Slip (INS)
The new Improved NIN slip is simply a portable and easy to use version of the NIN that can be gotten via NIMC App or other self-service portal.
The INS can be used only by those that have already been issued NIN. Enrolled citizen can download the New improved NIN slip from their smartphones in pdf format and Print out for usage.
However, the current nin slip still remains valid but will be phased out soon. It is recommended to the improved nin slip after enrolment.
How to Get And Download Improved NIN Slip
The new nin slip can be downloaded from the Following channels
To download from the dashboard portal or use the MWS MobileID App, you will be required to provide your user ID and or otp. The user ID is an alpha-numeric ID which is used to protect the NIN. It is usually displayed at the top of the App in the format ABCDEF-1234.
You can link upto 7devices to your nin as permitted by ncc
Check Out: How to Enrol for NIN Online
How To download Improved NIN Slip from NIMC App
First of all, you will need to download NIMC APP and set it up. The nimc app is available to both Android and iOS devices on Play Store and Apple Store respectively. Otherwise click https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nimcmobile for Android or goto https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nimc-mobileid/id1500621463?uo=4 for iPhone and other Apple devices.
If you did not see the on either play store or Apple Store, kindly check back later as it may still on propagation state.
How to Get Started With NIMC Mobile App
Launch the App and login using your NIN or dial the code *346*3# from the mobile number you use to enrolled to retrieve it.
The MWS MobileID App will automatically find and displayed the mobile number linked to the NIN. If you are still using the number, click next otherwise select the option “I no longer use this phone number”.
A user ID and OTP will be sent to you. Fill in the details in the space provided and you will be granted access to use the MWS MobileID App.
From there you can navigate and download your improved NIN SLIP otherwise known as the Mobile Web Service (MWS) Application.
The NIMC Mobile App doesn’t require internet connection to retrieve and verify your NIN/user ID. However, internet access is needed when you intend to verify for another person on same App.
Alternatively you can also download from mws portal https://nimcmobile.app/. In all case, all you need is your NIN and mobile number to get started.
TechAfresh Blog Advices you to only download Apps from genuine links provided by NIMC/FMoCDENigeria and not go into downloading of raw apk files.
The NIMC App provides a secure channel for all Nigerians and legal residents to easily verify and authenticate their identities on-the-go using smartphones.
It also enables them to link the NIN to their phone numbers. The development of the App and other tools to support the National Identity Number (NIN) process align with the National Digital Economy Policy for a Digital Nigeria.
Part of the NIMC App feature is that it can be used accross other Government services such as the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC), Fedral Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), NHIS, NPF and other top Government parastatals.