Organizational Mandate


he National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007, has the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria, register persons covered by the Act, assign a Unique National Identification Number (NIN) and issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to those who are citizens of Nigeria as well as others legally residing within the country.
The NIMC Act 2007 provides for the establishment of the NIMC, its functions, powers, establishment of the National Identity Database, assignment of the National Identification Number (NIN) as well as issuance of token General Multi-purpose cards. The Act also provides the Commission with powers to make regulations connected with its functions. The NIMC Act 2007 provides the repeal of the law that created the former Department of National Civic Registration (DNCR) and the transfer of its assets and liabilities to the NIMC.


Establish the National Identity Management Commission as the primary legal, regulatory and institutional mechanism for implementing Government’s reform initiative (in the identity sector) as contained in the National Policy and NIMC Act, Sections 1, 2, 5 and 6.

Take Over

Wind up and take over the assets and liabilities of the former DNCR which no longer exists, including the personnel in both the State and Local Government Offices nationwide.


Establish, operate and manage the National Identity Management System (NIMS): Carry out the enrolment of citizens and legal residents as provided for in the Act, Create and operate a National Identity Database, Issue Unique National Identification Numbers to qualified citizens and legal residents


Foster the orderly development of an identity sector in Nigeria. Issue a National Identity Smart Card to every registered person 16 years and above, Provide a secure means to access the National Identity Database so that an individual can irrefutably assert his/her identity [Person Identification Verification Services (PIVS) Infrastructure]

Our Core Values

The Commission is committed to promoting the highest standard of ethical behaviour among its management and employees. Our core values emphasize Transparency, Promptness, Integrity, Excellence and Professionalism.


The requirement for promptness and efficiency, as well as the culture of timeliness and accuracy in service delivery, is a cardinal feature of NIMC.


In the pursuit of creating a national identity management system that is transparent and accountable, NIMC employees are required to maintain the highest ethical standards and create an atmosphere of confidence through openness and clarity in the discharge of their responsibilities.


Commitment to honesty and dedication to duty are the remarkable virtues that form the hallmark of all NIMC staff.


Members of Staff of NIMC exhibit a high degree of professionalism in the discharge of their responsibilities. As such, they are competent, accountable, respectful, creative and above all, team players.

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