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NIMC clears air on new National ID card

Written by on April 15, 2024

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 identification card.

In a statement released and signed by Head of Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke, the new National Identity 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 to include Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel among others.

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.

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