NewsNew National ID Is Single Card With Multipurpose Services – NIMC

New National ID Is Single Card With Multipurpose Services – NIMC

April 12, (THEWILL)- The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says the new national Identity card, powered by AfriGo, is a single card with multiple services.

THEWILL earlier reported that NIMC, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS), had appointed SecureID, a Lagos headquartered company, as first Manufacturer of the National Domestic Card Scheme, AfriGo Card.

NIMC had in a statement said the card will address the demand for physical identification enabling cardholders to prove their identity, access government and private social services, facilitate financial inclusion for disenfranchised Nigerians, empower citizens, as well as encourage increased participation in nation-building.

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Making clarification on the card, Head of Corporate Communications of the NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, said the General multipurpose card (GMPC) will eliminate the need for multiple cards.

“The new National ID Card is a single, convenient, and General multi-purpose card (GMPC), eliminating the need for multiple cards—not three.

“The single GMPC has multiple use cases: Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel, etc.

“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 centre or delivered to the applicants at the requested location at an extra cost to be borne by the applicants,” he said.

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