- The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says the renewal of the National Identity Card will cost three thousand naira
- NIMC also said that applicants who wish to renew their card can visit any NIMC office with the required documents
- The agency said cards will be issued when funds permit, and implored Nigerians to be patient
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says the renewal of the National Identity Card will cost three thousand naira (N3,000) payable through remita.
The development was made public on the agency’s Twitter handle, @nimc_ng, on Monday, October 14 and confirmed by a staff of the corporate department of the NIMC, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that NIMC also said that applicants who wish to renew their cards can visit any NIMC office with the required documents.
As it tweeted:
The agency also added that its main focus is “ensuring that all Nigerians are enrolled and issued their NIN.”
It emphasised that “your NIN is the most important token of your enrollment.”
According to the commission, Nigerians can authenticate their National Identity Number through the NIMC verification portal.
“Your NIN can be authenticated through our verification portal, without your card.
“You will be issued your cards when funds permit. Please bear with us and your NIN is generated immediately for you upon successful completion of your enrollment,” NIMC said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that all prospective candidates preparing for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) were advised to enroll for the National Identification Number.
The National Identity Management Commission advised the prospective candidates who were yet to enroll, to do so by visiting any NIMC office nationwide.
Chuks Onyepunuka, NIMC’s information technology/identity database officer, reiterated that NIN is compulsory for the UTME examination, indicating that not obtaining the NIN disqualifies candidates.
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