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New National ID Card to be issued through banks — FG

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said the planned national ID card will be issued to applicants by their banks.

NIMC said it is working in collaboration with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to deliver the cards to applicants.

In a statement made available to newsmen by the Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Kayode Adegoke on Friday, the Commission said the new National ID 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. as: Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel, etc.

The statement reads, “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 applicant”.

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