The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has disclosed that its mobile application is not yet approved for public consumption and that it is still being tested.
The application allows Nigerians to log in with their national identification number (NIN) and registered phone number. After the app logs them in, the result should be their full details (names and photographs).
However, in a recent statement, Kayode Adegoke, Head Corporate Communications of NIMC, said the application is the mobile application is still been tested and has not been approved for public use.
“Our attention has been drawn to several complaints about the NIMC mobile App. We will like Nigerians to be aware that the app is a novel innovation by the commission, but it is yet to be officially approved for public consumption,” the statement read.
“The app is still in the test environment and currently being fine-tuned to give users the best experience with adequate privacy and data security safeguards. Once the test stage is concluded, the Commission will issue a formal statement regarding its usage by our esteemed NIN registered persons.
“In the same vein, we want to assure Nigerians of the security of their data. Our systems are configured to ensure the utmost protection of the data.
“Members of the general public are hereby strongly advised to disregard commentaries and information from unauthorised sources about the app and other activities of the commission. The official communication platforms of the commission are the only authorised sources of information pertaining to all its activities – press releases; media parley; website and official social media handles.”