Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Do you know that: The National Identity Management System (NIMS) is in operation?
The National Identity Management System (NIMS) was introduced with a chip-based, secure national identity card that will provide a means to irrefutably prove the identity of an individual globally. NIMS represents a paradigm shift from simple identity card issuance to identity management. It also includes the harmonisation of existing identity databases in the public sector and therefore provides a universal identification infrastructure for the entire country. The deployment of the NIMS infrastructure commenced in a pilot scheme, under which citizens’ enrolment and issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN) commenced in February 2012. The scheme is expected to deliver a single database system for the management of identity in Nigeria and to prevent the use of false, multiple, duplicate, or ghost identities.