NIMC Is Committed To Providing Assured Identity

……FEPs, Verification Agents, And Others To Undergo Security Vetting

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) reaffirms its commitment to providing secure identity services and protecting the Citizens’ data per its mandate as Nigeria’s foundational identity provider.

According to a press release on Saturday, 8th June 2024. signed by the NIMC Head of Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke, said that in pursuit of this goal, the Commission has implemented enhanced measures to safeguard the information stored in its National Identity Database. These actions align with the commitment outlined by the Director-General/CEO, Engr Abisoye Coker-Odusote, upon assuming office in August 2023. Engr Coker-Odusote emphasized that the NIMC collaborates with relevant security agencies to uphold the utmost data security standards and regulatory compliance.

As part of these new security protocols, all Licensed Verification Agents, Front End Partners (FEPs), and Diaspora FEPs will undergo rigorous security vetting to ensure adherence to global best practices in identity management. Any FEPs in violation will face sanctions by established regulations and the nation’s laws.

Furthermore, NIMC affirms that law enforcement authorities have been authorized to crack down on and apprehend individuals involved in online phishing schemes targeting citizens’ data from other sources.

The Commission has received numerous reports regarding fraudulent online platforms compelling Nigerians to submit their personal information for National Identification Number (NIN) modification or enrollment services. Perpetrators of these illegal activities will be apprehended and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

In addition, the Commission has temporarily suspended the bypass enrollment process to prevent abuse and rectify any irregularities. NIMC will communicate with the public regarding the resumption of the bypass process later.

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