The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has stated that it’s national identity app being downloaded on iOS and Android play stores is still being test run as the final version is yet to be released.
The new app being introduced is designed for the digitisation of identities of Nigerians. It is expected to display the full details of Nigerians who have been registered in the NIMC database when the right details are inputted.
Many Nigerians who downloaded the app have had varying degrees of success with using it. Most Android users have had more success than iOS users.
The NIMC through its spokesperson, Kayode Adegoke, clarified the issues surrounding the app in statement on Monday.
“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 commission said.
“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.”