Nigerians to start paying for national e-ID card from 2022 – NIMC

Nigerians to start paying for national e-ID card from 2022 – NIMC


Nigerians to start paying for national e-ID card from 2022 – NIMC – The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) revealed that Nigerians will start to pay for the issuing of national identity card in 2022.

Aliyu Aziz, NIMC chief general, revealed this at the change conference on National Digital Identity Ecosystem Strategic Road Map for enlistment of Nigerians & lawful occupants into National Identity Database (NIDB) in Abuja on Thursday.

“The National e-ID Card can only be issued to Nigerians registered into the national identity system and legal residents who have attained the age of 16 years and above but the national identification number (NIN) is assignable to Nigerians only,” NAN cited him to have said.


“As a government, we recognize the huge importance of moving towards a digital government, therefore, we must embrace and harness the potentials inherent in digital identity to build and develop our country.”

“Nations all over the world and in particular, developed countries have utilized identity as a foundation to transforming governance and enhancing service delivery in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, voting, transportation, financial inclusion, access to basic service and welfare programmes.”

Aziz guaranteed Nigerians that nobody would be refused government benefit because of not having the national identity number (NIN).

He said the NIN can be recovered on every single network utilizing *346# & press 1 if the telephone number used for NIN enrollment is utilized.

He said the other choice is dial *346#, press 2 & put some certified particulars.

“Note that using this service attracts a N20 fee only deducted from your phone credit balance,” the NIMC supervisor said.

As indicated by him, the e-ID card will incorporate current personality data into government organizations & empower everybody to likewise get a multipurpose ID card.

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