The National Identity Management Commission has said its National Identification Number verification service portal has been fully restored.
NIMC head of corporate communications, Kayode Adegoke, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
The portal breakdown had affected telecommunication companies, banks, and government agencies such as the Nigerian Immigration Service, who rely on the service to verify the NIN of their customers before attending to them.
The statement read, “The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is pleased to announce that the National Identification Number (NIN) Verification Service (NVS) portal, which went down a few days ago due to maintenance by one of the Commission’s network service providers of its infrastructure, has been fully restored.
“Consequently, customers and service providers can now take full advantage of the two verification platforms – Tokenization and NVS – which are both effective for verification and authentication of the National Identification Number.
NIMC extends its profound gratitude to the general public and partners for their support during the NVS downtime and use of the tokenisation platform.
“The Commission will continue to come up with innovative identity management solutions to enhance its capacity to deliver on its mandate.”