|About||The NIMC Act 2007 provides for the establishment of the NIMC, its functions, powers, establishment of the National Identity Database, assignment and use of General Multi-purpose cards, and the National Identification Number (NIN). The Act also provides th|
It aims to achieve this by setting and maintaining identification standards, creating and managing a secure database, an identity token and a secure means to irrefutably confirm the identity of an individual, that will promote national security and enhance socio-economic development.
The Commission exists to establish and regulate a reliable and sustainable system of national identity management that enables a citizen or legal resident assert his identity.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was established by Act No. 23 of 2007 primarily to foster the orderly development of an identity sector in Nigeria through the development of a modern and universally acceptable identity management infrastructure in Nigeria.
The Act empowers NIMC to establish, manage, regulate and enforce an effective and secure Identity Assurance System that would facilitate the harmonization and integration of identity databases in government agencies, ensure sustainability, reliability and acceptance across diverse points and contexts and application of the verification and authentication services within and outside the country.
|Founded||May 27, 2007|
National Identification Number (NIN)
General Multi-Purpose Card (GMPC)