Nigeria: National ID Cards: Funds Delay Issuance of ID Cards- NIMC

Published: 4/Apr/2017
Source: News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

By Racheal Abujah

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it is working hard to address the challenges associated with the delay in issuance of the new National ID Cards to Nigerians.

The Director-General of the commission, Mr. Aliyu Aziz, told the News Agency in Abuja on Tuesday that paucity of funds was delaying the production and issuance of the cards.

Aziz said the commission had been inundated with complaints about the delay and that the complaints were from Nigerians who had registered long ago but were yet to be issued with their permanent identity cards.

It would be recalled that as at 2016, over 750,000 National ID cards were yet to be collected, while about 300,000 cards had been collected by Nigerians.

Millions of Nigerians have been screened and issued with the temporary National Identity Number, but have yet to receive the permanent Identity card.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2017