- The PDP has condemned the federal government for asking Nigerians to pay N3000 as fee for national identity card renewal
- According to a statement by the opposition party, the new development is unjustifiable
- The party said looking at the various taxes that have been introduced, Nigerians will be demoralised and unpatriotic
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected plans by the federal government to introduce renewal and replacement fees for national identity cards.
The opposition party said it does not support such move by the federal government, adding the plan is not only unjustified, but that it will infringe on the rights of Nigerians in their very own country.
The PDP also noted, in its press release signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, its national publicity secretary, that the renewal fee has been generating a whole lot of tension in the country.
According to the statement, the party seeks for immediate reversal of the plan, saying that it could demoralise citizens and affect their patriotism.
The party also condemned the federal government for imposing different kind of taxes on Nigerians, recalling the Value Added Tax that was recently jacked from 5% to 7.5%.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said the renewal of the identity card will cost three thousand naira (N3,000) payable through remita.
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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.
It was gathered that NIMC also said that applicants who wish to renew their cards can visit any NIMC office with the required documents.
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