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How much do you know about Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission and the identity sector? Take this quiz, test your knowledge (15 questions). Retake the quiz as many times as you like with randomized new questions.

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#1. From January 2021 to January 2022, the state with the highest NIMC enrolment figures was

Lagos State has been having the highest NIMC enrolment figures in Nigeria.

#2. It's February 2022, the current Director General and CEO of NIMC is

Engineer Aliyu Aziz Abubakar is currently the Director General/CEO of NIMC.

#3. Linking your NIN to your phone's SIM with telecom providers

Linking phone owners’ NINs to their SIMs ensures their identities are correctly verified especially when they are registering their details with their telecom providers. This helps to prevent dubious persons from wrongfully registering phones used for their criminal activities using the ID details of innocent citizens who are usually unaware of such acts.

#4. How do you verify someone's Improved NIN Slip or mobile ID shown to you is not fake?

Just use the NIMC MWS Mobile ID app to scan the QR code on the person’s Improved NIN Slip or mobile ID. It should be verified by NIMC in seconds with the person’s photo and basic details appearing on your phone.

#5. Identity verification is important for


Identity verification is necessary for important transactions between people. The National Identification Number (NIN) allows for secure identity verification for each individual.

#6. The approved fee for a Change of Date of Birth request is

#7. The NIN is issued to every individual who have unsuccessfully enrolled but the card is given to sixteen years and above in accordance with the NIMC Act which stipulates that the card be given to sixteen years and above.

#8. This is the modification of data of an enrolled Citizen or Legal Resident of age 15 years and above, when the need arises.

This is the modification of data of an enrolled Citizen or Legal Resident of age 16 years and above, when the need arises.

#9. Like in Nigeria, citizens and residents in Kuwait can obtain a mobile ID for

Just like Nigeria, countries around the world like Kuwait are working towards more effective means of offering identity services via mobile devices.

#10. NIN is another name for the National e-ID Card.

The 11-digit National Identification Number (NIN) is not the same thing as the National e-ID Card which is a physical token.

#11. What is the Virtual NIN?

The Virtual NIN is a tokenized version of a person’s actual NIN, gotten from the MWS Mobile ID app, which another party verifying the number cannot retain and use in a way that puts the individual’s data privacy at risk.

#12. NIMC's MWS Mobile ID App is handy because

NIMC’s MWS Mobile ID App can be downloaded and installed on Android as well as iOS smartphones. The app allows for identification and verification on the go. You can also use it to print out the Improved NIN Slip.

#13. NIMC is targeting the enrolment of the Nigerian diaspora in countries like Cambodia, Malaysia, Switzerland and Liberia.

NIMC currently has partners set to enrol Nigerians in Cambodia, Malaysia, Switzerland and Liberia among other countries worldwide, so they can also acquire their National Identification Numbers.

#14. Before enrolling with NIMC, you need to obtain an Enrolment Form by paying

NIMC’s Enrolment Form is free and can also be downloaded from the Commission’s website.

#15. Aside from Nigeria, other countries also using "NINs" for identification include Gambia, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Mozambique and

Jamaica’s National Identification System enables the country to also issue National Identification Numbers (NINs) to its citizens.