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New National ID card to eliminate need for multiple cards – NIMC

The new National Identification Number Card is said to be coming as a single, convenient, and General multipurpose card (GMPC), eliminating the need for multiple cards.


The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC clarified in a statement released and signed by Head of Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke on Friday, the Commission.

The NIMC said the new single card with GMPC has multiple use cases as: Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel, etc.

The Commission is said to be 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 cards.

“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.


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