NIMC demand N5,000 for renewal of National ID card

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The National Identity Management Commission( NIMC)  has insisted that N5,000 must be paid for the renewal of a citizens identity card.

According to the NIMC, the card has more features engraved in it. Those features are more than the passport and the Automated Teller Machine card.

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Mr Aliyu Aziz, who is the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of NIMC made the statement on Wednesday in Abuja when he spoke before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Diaspora Affairs.

The NIMC said that the renewal of the national identity card would would cost N5000 and the fee was payable through remit. This was announced on October 15, 2019,

NIMC made the announcement via their twitter handle.

Mr Aliyu Aziz however, explained that while the card was to be issued to Nigerians and non-Nigerian residents for free, there was prior announcement that it could be reissued or renewed for free.

When  asked why the commission had been issuing paper slips while the collection of the card was being delayed for years. The legislatures  also asked why foreign  Nigerians  were being asked to pay $50 to obtain the card, even when the official cost is $47.

Aziz said, “I want to also make it very clear that in NIMC linguistics, we don’t have any temporary or permanent card. It is the language used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (for Permanent Voter Card) and for driving licence (by the Federal Road Safety Corps).”

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