Nigeria’s NIMC introducing one multi-purpose digital ID card, not three

Published: 15/Avr/2024
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald

The National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC) has clarified that only one new digital ID card with multiple functions will be introduced in the coming days.

This information is contained in a factsheet posted by the ID authority to its X platform on April 12. This comes after it announced the introduction of the card in a statement early this month, which sparked some confusion.

The announcement had led to various interpretations, including that the agency was planning to introduce three different cards, prompting scathing criticisms in the country’s conventional and social media spaces.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2024