Nigeria : Three-In-One ID To Go Operational

From August 2024, things would not be the same again in terms of security checks.

The Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says in under two months, Nigerians will begin utilizing the services of the proposed three-in-one identity card. The single multipurpose card combining multiple functions of identity, financial and social services will be made available to citizens across the country by August 2024. A high-ranking member of the implementation team, who asked not to be named, disclosed the new information during an exclusive interview with Saturday PUNCH on Friday, June 21, 2024. The official stated that the commission had been working tirelessly to meet its goals, adding that the plan remains on track and would be launched in the upcoming months.
The official said, “We actually plan for July although there have been a few delays but we are still hopeful that it would come in July. So we are hoping to get it done between July and August. We are still on plan and if there is any shift, the public will know.” The official added, “When you are deploying a new technology, there is a lot of work to be done, you need to configure the card, enable the outlet, and enable the wallet to work. We also have to do tests and that is what is ongoing.
The latest announcement comes months after the NIMC on Friday, April 5, 2024, revealed that it had launched a new ca...

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