NIMC rejects database breach request

Emmanuel Elebeke

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) unveiled the report, touring that its server had been hacked, describing it as a lie, a hoax and a mischievous intent.

A statement signed Wednesday by the head of corporate communications, Mr. Kayode Adegoke, assured the public that there were no such violations or incidents.

Adegoke said it had been determined that there were no investigations into the alleged identity delay in the national identity database.

He explained that the Commission’s investigation into the alleged data breach found that the database scheme presented by the opponent did not match the existing NIMC record scheme, adding that the data published by criminals allegedly contained citizens’ data was false.

The statement reads in part: “The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) would like to draw the attention of members of the general public to the alleged breach of the National Identity Database on social media by fraud, fraud and mischievous intent.

“NIMC would like to assure the public that there have been no such violations or incidents. It has been established that there are no investigations into the alleged data garbage in the national identity database.

“The commission investigated the allegation of data breach and found that the database scheme presented by the opponent did not match the existing NIMC record scheme. The data that criminals publish allegedly contain data on citizens are false. “

However, he confirmed that the Commission will continue to guarantee the security of the National Identity Database through the various layers of security, insisting that no data has been breached.

He therefore called on members of the general public to refrain from spreading false reports of alleged data breaches.

Recall that some social media on Wednesday reported that the NIMC server failed as a result of some violations, claiming that the agency may no longer cope with the growing demand of Nigerians for enrollment across the country.

One of the reports claims that the Director General of the Commission, Engr. Aliyu Aziz blamed the server capacity for the development, saying it needed an upgrade.

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