The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has assured the public that its servers were not hacked but are fully optimised at the highest international security levels.

Making this declaration in his new year message, the Director-General of NIMC, Engineer Aliyu Aziz said as the custodian of the foundational identity database the nation, NIMC has gone to great lengths to ensure the nation’s database is adequately secured and protected.

In a statement by the Head of Public Affairs, NIMC, Mr Kayode Adegoke, NIMC says it has made painstaking efforts to build a robust and credible system for Nation’s identity database.

The statement says the recently launched NIMC Tokenization of the NIN verification service is meant to safeguard the personal data of individuals and ensure continuous user rights and privacy.

The Commission in the statement also hails the concerted efforts of several Federal Government agencies such as Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Immigration Services, Pension Commission (PENCOM), the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Correctional Service, the Nigeria Customs, and a host of others, who have streamlined their services in line with the use of National Identification Number (NIN) as the valid means of identification.

Olayemi Daniyan


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