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Portal breakdown: NIMC, telcos meet again, Chinese, Nigerians battle faults, subscribers remain stranded


The technical hitch in the National Identity Number verification portal of the National Identity Management Commission has yet to be resolved about seven days after the unfortunate development, it waslearnt.

This came as top officials of NIMC met with telecommunications service providers with a view to findings solutions to the glitch, which has left many telecoms subscribers stranded.

It wasreported on Monday that thousands of telecommunication subscribers nationwide seeking to retrieve their lost Subscriber Identity Module cards or acquire new lines temporarily were left stranded, following the technical glitch in the NIMC portal that has grounded SIM-related services.

The affected NIMC portal enables telecom firms, the Nigerian Immigration Service, banks, and other organisations to verify the National Identity Number of their customers before attending to them, in line with the Federal Government’s directive.

However, it was learnt on Monday that the hitch affecting the NIMC’s NIN portal was caused by a technical problem with the Hosting Service Platform of Galaxy Backbone Limited, a Federal Government agency that provides Information and Communications Technology services.

Among other services, Galaxy Backbone is also mandated to manage the Internet facilities and websites of Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government

A reliable source told newsmen on Monday evening that many MDAs were also affected by the platform service breakdown.

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