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NIMC clears air on new National ID card




Following the announcement of the planned release of a new
National Identification Number in the country by the Federal Government last
week, the National Identity Management Çommission, NIMC has provided further
clarifications on the proposed ID.


In a statement released and signed by Head of Corporate
Communications, Kayode Adegoke on Friday, the Commission said the new National
ID Card is coming as a single, convenient, and General multipurpose card
(GMPC), eliminating the need for multiple cards.



The single card with GMPC is said to have multiple use
cases. as: Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel, etc.


The card, according to the National Identity Management
Commission is working with the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian
Interbank Settlement System to deliver the payment and financial use cases.



“The card will be powered by the AFRIGO card scheme, an
indigenous scheme powered by NIBSS.


Applicants for the card will have to request with their NIN
through the self-service online portal, NIMC offices, or their respective banks


” The card will be issued through the applicants’ respective
banks in line with existing protocols with the issuance of the Debit/Credit



“The card can be picked up by holders at the designated
centre or delivered to the applicants at the requested location at an extra
cost to be borne by the applicants’” the statement said.

Source link: Nigerianeye

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