National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Request for Expression of Interest on Digital Identity Ecosystem



Submission Deadline: Tuesday 30th April 2019


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was established with the mandate to (a) create, manage, operate and maintain a secure National Identity Database; (b) issue the National Identification Number (NIN) and a General Multi-Purpose Card (GMPC); (c) provide a platform for identity assertion and confirmation; (d) harmonize all existing databases in federal government agencies and (e) also partner with the public and private enterprises towards achieving its mandate.

The Commission is in the process of implementing the identity ecosystem approach for the Nigeria Digital Identity Project under the National Identity Management System (NIMS) in Nigeria. The Commission is desirous of partnering with interested competent and qualified public and/or private sector service Providers including Federal, States, Local Government Administrations, Civil Society Organizations (NGOs) and Nigerian Representatives of Development Partners (NR-DP) etc. for the provision of Data Collection and Issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN) under the NIMS program.


Consequently, the Commission is hereby inviting interested and eligible companies including Start-Up companies (SUC), Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Nigerian Representatives of Development Partners (NR-DPs) with proven track record of successful performance in similar capacity to indicate interest in the provision of Data Collection and Issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN).


Category A – Public Institutions

Applicants in this category comprise of Federal, States and Local Government Agencies that seek to be licensed as “Enrollment Partner” status and have national, regional or Local Government geographical spread.

Category B – Private Partners

Applicants in this category comprise of Private Sector Companies including SUCs, SMEs, CSOs, NGOs or NR-DP that seek to be licensed as “Private –Partner” status and have national, regional, State or Local Government geographical spread or focused on specific group(s) with special needs.


  1. To be prequalified, prospective service providers in the public sector are to provide:
  2. Profile of Board and Management Staff;
  3. Details of locations in all the six geopolitical zones where they have functional offices; and
  4. Requirement under item 2 (iii);
  5. Requirement in item 2 (iv) and (xvi) below (if applicable)
  6. For the Service Providers in the Private Sector (Private Partners), they shall provide evidence of the following verifiable evidence including but not limited to the following information:
  7. Certificate of Incorporation;
  8. Company Memorandum and Articles of Association whose object is to provide data collection services amongst others, including CAC forms C02 and c07;
  9. National Identification Number (NIN) of Directors of the company;
  10. Profile of agency/company/consortium including ownership structure and role of each corporate entity with full contact details of each company/consortium member;
  11. Copies of unabridged financial reports for the last three years (where applicable);
  12. Evidence of experience /track record of successful closing and delivery of similar projects in demographic and biometric data capture, data verification and authentication and related services;
  13. FIRS VAT Registration Certificate;
  14. Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three years (where applicable);
  15. Submission of Pension Certificate (where applicable);
  16. Submission of Certificate of Registration with the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP);
  17. Submission of Certificats of registration with Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and all other relevant statutory registration requirements;
  18. Verifiable evidence of compliance with Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) Act 2011 (where applicable);
  19. Power of Attorney for company’s appointed representative;
  20. A letter confirming that all the Directors of the company have not been convicted by any Court of Law;
  21. Description of roles played of at least three (3) IT/information security transactions in emerging markets during the past five (5) years (at least one of which should be in the past three (3) years); and
  22. Proof of alliances/partnerships and or joint venture agreement with any other company.
  • To be prequalified as SUCs, SMEs, CSOs, NGOs, or NR-DPs, the applicants are to provide:
  • Documents listed under 2 (i-iii); 2(vii);
  • 1 (one) year tax clearance or exemption certificate (which ever applicable); and
  • Documents listed under 2 (xiii and xvi).


SUCs, SMEs, CSOs, NGOs and NR-DPs with State or LGA geographical spread and the capacity to work alone shall apply under category B.

However, a SUC, SME, CSO, NGO and NR-DP may choose to be sub-licenses of any of the published licensed “Public/Private Partners”. In  this case, they do not need a NIMC license to participate as a sub-licensee and should await the publication of the list of successful licensed Partners on completion of the selection.

Companies requiring sub-licensing will not require a License from NIMC, they will be bound by the terms and conditions of the license of the principal licensee.

All documents submitted must be accompanied with an Affidavit sworn at the Federal High Court to confirm amongst other things; authenticity of all documents, and that neither the company nor the director(s) is undergoing any form of receivership, insolvency or bankruptcy.

Failure to submit any of the listed documents may be sufficient grounds for disqualification.

Please  note that the detailed implementation framework, Terms of Reference and Guidelines shall be issued to successful pre-qualified Service Providers prior to licensing and commencement of service.


Expressions of Interest from interested applicants must be submitted in five (5) original copies with an electronic copy in a sealed envelope clearly marked  “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE PROVISION OF DATA COLLECTION AND ISSUANCE OF NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION SERVICES – CATEGORY (………….)”.

Applicants under Category “A” and “B” shall submit their application to NIMC Headquarters’s address provided below.

The applicant’s name and full address must be clearly written at the back of each envelope. The EOI should be addressed and delivered to the address below on or before 4:00pm, Tuesday 30th April, 2019.

The Director General

National Identification Management Commission

11, Sokode Crescent, off Dalaba Street,

Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria.


Applicants may obtain further information by email at: or by phone to 0817-421-4252.

Interested applicants are kindly requested to note that:

  • Submission of EOIs shall be in English Language only;
  • Submission of EOIs through electronic media will not be considered;
  • All person’s submitting applications (representative of applicant or cour company agent) shall undergo identity verification using their NIN at the point of submission;
  • Successful applicants will be listed on the   NIMC database for potential license;
  • The inclusion in the NIMC database does not automatically guarantee issuance of a license; and
  • Selection and licensing of successful Service Providers is subject to the completion and adoption of the eco-system business model, the availability and release of funds and the compliance of licensee’s requirement for data protection & privacy and the Cyber security standards to be adopted for the eco-system.