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NIMC Finally Restores NIN Verification Portal

NIMC Finally Restores NIN Verification Portal

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has confirmed that the National Identification Number (NIN) Verification Service (NVS) portal has been fully restored.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications of NIMC, Mr Kayode Adegoke, on Saturday in Abuja.

He said the NIN verification portal, which went down a few days ago, was due to maintenance by one of the commission’s network service providers of its infrastructure.

“Customers and service providers can now take full advantage of the two verification platforms – Tokenisation and NVS – which are both effective for verification and authentication of the National Identification Number.

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“NIMC extends its profound gratitude to the general public and partners for their support during the NVS downtime and use of the tokenisation platform,” it said.

The statement said the agency would continue to come up with innovative identity management solutions to enhance its capacity to deliver on its mandate.

There had been complaints in the past few days when subscribers across the country who have been seeking to retrieve their lost Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards or acquire new lines were been unable to do so due to the unavailability of the National Identity Management Commission’s NIN Verification Service (NVS).

The NIMC portal enables telecommunication firms, the Nigerian Immigration Service, banks and other organisations to verify the National Identity Number of their customers before attending to them, in line with the federal government’s directive.

NIMC in its statement on Monday confirmed the technical issues with its portal and attributed it to maintenance.

The statement from NIMC noted, “The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) wishes to inform the general public that its NIN verification 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 apologises for any inconvenience this might cause our esteemed customers, as all hands are on deck to ensure speedy restoration.

“Meanwhile, the public can make use of the alternative Tokenisation verification

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