NIMC speaks on the proposed new National Identity Card

The National Identity Management Commission, or NIMC, has offered more details on the proposed ID after the Federal Government announced last week that a new national identification number would be released nationwide.

The Commission said in a statement released on Friday and signed by Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications, that the new National ID Card will replace various cards with a single, easy General Multipurpose Card (GMPC).

The single card with GMPC is said to have multiple use 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 cards.

“The card can be picked up by holders at the designated center 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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