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NIMC explains key facts about new integrated, multi-purpose National ID Cards for Nigerians

*The Nigerian identity regulatory Commission discloses the Federal Government has proposed a new integrated and multipurpose Identity Card for for bona fide citizens with valid National Identification Numbers

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), again, has explained some cogent facts about the proposed single, convenient, and multipurpose National Identity (ID) Card, designed to be powered by AfriGO card scheme, an indigenous concept.

ConsumerConnect had reported the Nigerian identity regulatory Commission said the Federal Government had proposed a fresh integrated ID for bona fide citizens with valid National Identification Numbers (NINs).

It also noted GMPC has multiple use cases, including payments/financial, government intervention/services, and  travel, among others.

The Commission also affirmed it is working with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to deliver the payment and financial use cases to Nigerian consumers.

Therefore, as part of its consumer sensitisation and education mandate, the ID management regulatory Commission, in a blog post via its verified X account NIMC @nimc_ng Friday, April 12, 2024, threw more light on the digital ID project as follows:

  1. The new National ID Card is a single, convenient, and General multipurpose card (GMPC), eliminating the need for multiple cards—not three.
  2. The single GMPC has multiple use cases: Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel, etc.
  3. The National Identity Management Commission is working with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to deliver the payment and financial use cases.
  4. The card will be powered by the AFRIGO card scheme, an indigenous scheme powered by NIBSS.
  5. Applicants for the card will have to request with their NINs through the self-service online portal, NIMC offices, or their respective banks.
  6. The card will be issued through the applicants’ respective banks in line with existing protocols with the issuance of the Debit/Credit Cards.
  7. 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.

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