We all cannot begin to comprehend how disappointing it is to have been waiting for our plastic National ID cards after going for registration and getting a promise from the officials that you will receive the card soon. All of the talks from them seem to be false, as there are no guarantees that you would get the card.
Anyway, you can now get your National ID card using your mobile phone with the availability of the NIMC mobile app. The NIMC-MobileID, as it is known, is a new suite of Personal Identity tokens and services, developed, administered, and managed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
The MobileID Application issues NIMC on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It serves as a valid means of Identification anywhere a Nigerian (or legal resident) is required to present an ID Token.
It seems stressful to go back to the office where you did your registration since there are no guarantees of seeing your plastic ID card when you get there. However, since you’ve been with your national identity slip containing your NIN (National Identity Number) for long, now seems to be the right time to get the original card from them from the comfort of your home using your mobile app.
How to get your National ID card using NIMC mobile app
As an Android user, after downloading the app, you need to install it manually because you’re not downloading it from Google Playstore but an external source. The iOS users need to download the app, and it will install automatically.
After installation is complete, launch the app and provide your 11-digit National Identification Number (NIN) and a mobile number. You can dial *324# to get your NIN if you cannot remember or find it. Ensure you provide the phone number you used to register for your NIN.
The next step you need to take is to click the Next button at the top-right side of your screen & Read and Agree to the attestation. Fill in a secret PIN, ensure that you use the one that you can remember and tap the FINISH button to conclude everything.
The last thing you need to do is to click Show My ID to get your National Identity card ready for download. Download it and print it out if you need it in a hard copy form. I hope this worked for you. Let us know in the comment section.