The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has disproved claims that its Mobile App has been officially approved and ready for use.
In a statement signed by Kayode Adegoke, the Commission’s Head of Corporate Communications, NIMC had been drawn to several complaints about the mobile app.
“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,” he said.
According to Kayode, the App is still undergoing tests.
“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 persons,” he affirmed.
NIMC also allayed the issues pertaining to the security of data.
“In the same vein, we want to assure Nigerians of the security of their data. The data is securely encrypted both in transit and at rest.
“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,” he concluded.
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