NIMC to charge N3000 for National ID card renewal, N5,000 for replacement

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 ICIR can confirm.

NIMC disclosed this through its official twitter handle on Monday, as well as charging the sum of N5,000 for card replacement.

According to the tweet by the Commission,  applicants who wish to renew their card can visit any NIMC office with the required documents to obtain their card.

” The requirements include a written application with attached proof of payment receipt made through remita, bank teller, NIN slip and submit it at our office.

” Card renewal is N3000 when your card expires and card replacement is N5000 for lost or stolen cards.” NIMC tweeted.

Explaining the recent development in the tweet, NIMC said the focus was to ensure that all Nigerians are enrolled.

“Our main focus is ensuring that all Nigerians are enrolled and issued their NIN. Your NIN is the most important token of your enrollment.”

Similarly, Nigerians can authenticate their National Identity Number through the NIMC verification portal.”

    “Your NIN can be authenticated through our verification portal without your card” NIMC tweeted alongside the portal link .

    “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.”

    However, the tweet generated negative reactions as Nigerians ruled out the positivity in the recent development from the commission labeling it as a fraudulent act saying the ID card is of no value, majority claiming the process it takes in acquiring it is too long and that the government doesn’t value its people.

    It will be recalled that in one of The Guardian’s report few days ago, The National Identity Management Commission  advised all 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates not yet enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN) to visit any NIMC office nationwide and enrol as failure to do so will amount to disqualification.

    Abeeb Alawiye formerly works with The ICIR as a Reporter/Social Media officer. Now work as a Senior Journalist with BBC News Yoruba. You can shoot him an email via [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @habsonfloww

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