HOUSE OF REPS CALLS ON NIMC TO REDESIGN NATIONAL ID CARD

Written by on July 27, 2022

The House of Representatives has called on the National Identity Management Commission NIMC to redesign the national identity card.

The call followed the unanimous adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by a member of the House, Fredrick Agbedi, at the plenary on Wednesday.

The House of Reps said that the national identity card should be redesigned in such a way that the National Identity Number of the bearer is written on it.

Moving the motion titled ‘Need to Have National Identity Number Displayed on the National Identity Card,’ Agbedi noted that the NIN is used by the government of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens’ permanent and temporary residency for work and other purposes.

The lawmaker also noted that the NIN is issued and managed by the NIMC which was established to manage Nigerians’ identity in government institutions, register individuals and introduce general multipurpose cards.

According to him, the NIN, which matches one’s biometrics, is used for virtually all transactions in Nigeria requiring identity verification.

 

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