Key facts about the proposed new general multipurpose National ID Card

National ID Card


Below are some of the key facts about the proposed new general multipurpose National ID Card

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

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

3. 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.

4. The card will be powered by the AFRIGO card scheme, an indigenous scheme powered by NIBSS.

5. Applicants for the card will have to request with their NIN through the self-service online portal, NIMC offices, or their respective banks

6. The card will be issued through the applicants’ respective banks in line with existing protocols with the issuance of the Debit/Credit cards.

7. The card can be picked up by holders at the designated center or delivered to the applicants at the requested location at an extra cost to be borne by the applicants.


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