FG introduces suite of digital Tokens to replace aging NIN slip and polycarbonate card.
Written by News Room on December 23, 2021
The Federal Government has introduced a suite of digital Tokens to replace the aging NIN slip and polycarbonate card.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami represented by the Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Abubakar said this at stakeholders’ workshop on the National Identification Number (NIN) Tokenization Solution organised by National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Abuja.
He said government adopted the solution to ensure privacy of personal identifiable information of individuals during verification transactions and to reduce incidences of illegal retrieval, usage, transfer, and storage of NIN.
The Minister added that the full implementation begins on Jan. 1.
He said the tokenisation solution was customised to protect personal identifiable information and to protect the sanctity as well as sensitivity of the NIN issued by NIMC to registered individuals.
Also speaking, the Technical Consultant of NIMC, Mr Tunji Durodola said the Digital Token was designed to replace the 11-digit NIN for every usage for everyday usage.
The Tokenization consist of 16 Alpha-numberic characters. starting and ending with two letters of the Alphabets.
It is issued by an ID Holder, either via the NIMC MWS Mobile ID apps or via USSD on a feature phone and only by the NIMC, while a mobile number linked to a NIN is required to participate.
A minor Number linked to a NIN is required to participate.