Nigeria recently kicked off a quest to replace the plastic identity cards it issued to citizens from 2013 with a digital identity. Although the process of obtaining the identity is froth with several inconsistencies and has elicited criticisms, the digital identity is expected to save the country some foreign exchange, address national security, encourage access to financial services as well as build investors’ confidence in Nigeria’s recessive economy.Read More
By Boston Edogi The current National ID scheme may not be the best for Nigerians and residents, instead, the country’s 36 states and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, should be granted statutory provisions and privileges in the Constitution to issue their own independent state Identity Cards to residents within their States through their states managed motor
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says the renewal of the National Identity Card will cost five thousand naira (N5,000) payable through remita. This was disclosed by its tweeter handle (@nimc_ng) monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, and confirmed by a staff of the Corporate Department of the NIMC.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta says national identity card registration would provide appropriate population data for effective national planning. The governor stated this on Monday while speaking at a function to mark the maiden National Identity Day in Asaba. “I am glad that we have a national ID, and that Sept. 16 of every year has
Mr Aliyu Aziz, Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says 33 million Nigerians have enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN).Read More
MORE than three years ago in June 2010, the Adams Oshiomhole administration in Edo State somewhat confounded the entire nation when it launched a citizens registration and identity card project. The launch of that initiative was the high point of the Edo Technology Day which held at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre in Benin City.Read More