The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has deployed a Short Message Service (SMS) that allows members of the public to ascertain and verify the authenticity of their National Identification Number (NIN) and access other services.
The services provided by the SMS platform include the personal National Identification Number lookup, which allows an individual check his/her National Identification Number; the Card Status Check, which check the print and delivery status of an individual’s National e-ID Card; the Change Telephone Number, which allows an individual change the phone number he/she used during enrolment to a new one where the old phone number is no longer available and the Help, which allows an individual seek help on available services.
In the instance where the individual wants to check his/her National Identification Number, he/she can send the keyword “mynin” to any of the specified numbers (listed at the end of this document) and the result will be the sender’s National Identification Number, provided the phone used for sending the request corresponds with the number the individual supplied to NIMC at the time of registration.
Where the individual seeks to change his/her telephone number, he/she sends “Changeme/FirstName/Surname/OldPhoneNo/Last4digitNIN” and the service will reply with the user’s full name and acknowledgement of the change from the old number to the new number.
To request for any of these services, the general public is invited to dial *346#, the service is currently available to 9Mobile (Etisalat) and Airtel subscriber for now.