NIMC: Nigerians to Pay for New General Multipurpose NIN Card


Nigerians will be required to pay for access to new general multipurpose NIN card through financial institutions.

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) which disclosed this noted that the National Identity Number (NIN) has surpassed one million showing a growth of 3.2 million from the 104 million reported at the end of last year.

The Commission also announced ongoing plans to introduce a general multipurpose NIN Card for which Nigerians will be required to pay.

Key Facts about the Proposed New General Multipurpose National Identity Card

Director General of the Commission, Mrs. Abisoye Coker-Odusote, equally disclosed that in addition to the surge in enrollment, the Commission will ensure every Nigerian is registered.

She revealed that the Commission is revamping its systems, implementing cutting-edge technologies to upgrade its outdated equipment, and cracking down on fraudsters and extortionists.

She said with the continuous expansion of enrollment centres across the country, the Commission would be in a position to record the total registration of Nigerians.

Mrs. Coker-Odusote noted that in the next six to eight months, the system, whose capacity presently stands at 100 million, would be upgraded to 250 million.

She further mentioned that the Commission intends to review the prices for its services to improve service delivery to Nigerians, noting that the Commission would prosecute any staff members caught conniving with illegal actors.

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