Why new ID card launch is delayed —NIMC

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By Emmanuel Elebeke

ABUJA — The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, said, weekend, that part of the reasons why the launch of the new national e-identity card was delayed is to allow Nigerians distinguish, understand and appreciate the difference between the National Identification Number, NIN and the National ID cards.

Director, Corporate Communications of the commission, Mr Anthony Okwudiafor, who disclosed this said the long awaited new National Identity Card would soon be launched.
He said the cards were ready and that plans had been perfected for a formal launch by President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said: “Part of the reasons why we delayed the roll out of the cards is because we deliberately meant to separate and distinguish between the National Identification Number (NIN) which is a person’s identity in the strict sense of the Universal Identification Infrastructure and the National ID cards which will carry the National Identification Number, NIN.”

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