The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), on Tuesday, December 22, is upgrading in its website; for optimum performance as many Nigerians itches to obtain their National Identity Numbers (NIN).
According to the NIMC, the site, nimc.gov.ng, did not crash; adding that the site has been restored.
The NIMC spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, in a statement said, “Our site didn’t crash. We are upgrading the site; we are migrating it to a higher and better platform where information security will be topnotch.
“More users will be able to be on the site per time. It will also be able to accommodate more information. Information security is key. The site will be back today.”
The NIMC also said it would adopt a number-issuing style as it reopens its centres nationwide from Tuesday to ensure effective crowd control.
As of October, the total number of mobile network connections was 207.58 million, but currently, only 43 million Nigerians have NIN, thus 164 million telephone users are at the risk of being deactivated on December 31.