This was made known in a statement on Thursday by Femi Adeluyi, an aide to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
He stated that the federal government also released an “improved” National Identity Number slip for people who have already been issued the NIN.
The statement partly reads: “The 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 App offers a built-in harmonization process that allows for its use across other government services including the NCC, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Federal Road Safety Commission and National Health Insurance Scheme, to mention a few.
“On the other hand, the new improved NIN slip is a pocket friendly and an easy to verify version of the NIN. It can be accessed via a self-service Portal, where people who already have been issued the NIN, can log in, download a PDF of the document in colour (if preferred), print and laminate as desired. The current NIN Slip will remain valid and will be gradually phased-out.”
It added that “the App is available on the Google Play Store for Android users and App Store for IOS users.”