Federal government outlines steps for national identity card renewal
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) revealed that Nigerians who have the national identity card have the option to renew the card every five years.
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Kayode Adegoke, head of corporate communications at NIMC made the revelation in an interview with Avant-garde.
He said that once the card expires after its five-year term, citizens who want to renew it can go to any NIMC center to fill out a card renewal form.
The spokesperson said that when the card renewal form was completed, the individual would be required to pay the sum of five thousand naira to renew the card.
Adegoke pointed out that the physical card renewal fee is paid directly to the federal government account and not to any commission staff.
He said, however, that citizens who do not have the money for the renewal are not required to go through the process as long as they have the National Identity Number (NIN).
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The spokesperson explained that the government is focusing on the NIN and not on the national identity card.
He said the physical card is just an additional token, adding that it is not a problem if a citizen has the card.
Adegoke explained that the major problem is when a Nigerian does not have the NIN, which he said would be issued upon registration.
According to Adegoke, the stages of physical card renewal include:
1. Visit an NIMC center
2. Complete a card renewal form
3. Pay 5,000 N to FG’s account
4. Obtain a receipt as proof of payment
5. Present the receipt for modification, retrieval and documentation.
6. Come to the center to collect your renewed card within a week.
Meanwhile, following directives given by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to the country’s telecommunications operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered with National Identity Numbers (NINs), relief has been brought. to Nigerian subscribers.
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The Nation reports that the NCC had threatened that failure to follow this instruction would result in the phone line being blocked or disconnected by December 31, 2020.
Legit.ng concluded that the steps to link phone numbers with NIN are easy to take.
In other news, the federal government announced on Tuesday, December 22 the approved registration centers where Nigerians in the diaspora can register for the National Identification Number (NIN).
The government said it approved 173 centers and 30 state government institutions to register Nigerians staying in the country.
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