Verification: Nigerian Government Introduces Digital Token To Replace 11-Digit NIN

The Federal  Government plans to introduce digital token comprising 16 alphabets and numbers to replace the current 11-digit National Identity Number effective January, 2022, it has been learnt.

As such, the Federal Government plans to make illegal and a punishable offence any company or agency found verifying the 11-digit National Identity Number.

This was disclosed in a booklet by the National Identity Management Commission and titled, ‘Facts about NIN tokenization.’

According to the booklet, companies and agencies are allowed to only store and verify virtual NIN or digitoken, which is a set of 16 alpha-numeric characters issued exclusively by an ID holder with NIN.

The booklet read in part, “The virtual NIN is issued by an ID holder who has onboarded the NIMC MobileID application or generated via the USSD service. The Digitoken is issued to a specific verification entity and may be only verified by that entity and no one else.”

It was disclosed that the vNIN is non-transferable and expires after 72 hours.

It was further revealed that minors could generate a virtual NIN from their parents’ profile on the NIMC application.

The booklet also read in part, “The Digitoken issued by the ID holder (to be known as the Issuer) will now replace the raw 11-digit NIN in all databases around the country, with the exception of the National Identity Database domiciled at the NIMC.

“It will become illegal and punishable to the full extent of the law to store or attempt to verify the raw NIN”.

It was disclosed that full implementation of the digitoken should happen by January 2022.

-Punch

About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: