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How to apply for new multi-purpose NIMC card



The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has
inaugurated a new card with a lot of features including payment functions for
all types of social and financial services.


According to NIMC, the card will solve the demand for
physical identification enabling cardholders to prove their identity, and
access government and private social services.


NIMC said the card which is the initiative of the President
Bola Tinubu-led administration was designed in partnership with the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System, and will be
powered by a national domestic card, AfriGO.



With this NIMC card, Nigerians have the opportunity to be
holders of a multipurpose National ID card that can serve the purpose of
identity verification, payments, and even government services.


Meanwhile, the NIMC has released the details of how to apply
for multipurpose card



According to NIMC, the card will also be enabled for the
eNaira in compliance with the EMV operational and security standards.


How to apply for new
NIMC card

1. Visit the nearest bank or bank-approved centre and demand
the payment card uperimposed on your identity.



2. Provide NIN details for identity verification and proof
of a minimum age of 18 years.


3. The bank sends the NIN to NIMC and receives relevant
authorised identity data in the specified format.



4. The bank uses the verified identity data to securely
prepare the standard Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) data for the card
before getting it personalised and printed on by a partner bureau.


5. After which the bank will issue the finished card to the
person who requested it.


What not to do with
new NIMC card



Holders are advised not to give out photocopies or scanned
images of the card bearing sensitive payment details, to unauthorised parties.


NIMC said while the user’s NIN is not visible on the card,
it can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the card.



The commission noted that only citizens who have a National
Identification Number (NIN) can obtain the cards

Source link: Nigerianeye

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