Over 700,000 National e-ID Cards Yet to be Collected - NIMC

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As the clamour for national identity by Nigerians continues to mount pressure on Government, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) disclosed on Sunday, 20th October, 2019 that it has over 700,000 National Electronic Identity Cards (e-IDs) yet to be claimed or collected by Nigerians at its respective offices nationwide.

Mrs. Hadiza Dagabana, the Acting Director-General, (DG-NIMC) disclosed that all concerned applicants, who are yet to collect their cards to request for their identity card nationwide, or request for its transfer to their new locations. She added that the Commission has registered over 37 million Nigerians in its National Identity Database out of the over 200 million Nigerian populations.


The acting DG called on enrollees, who have changed location in which they registered for the National Identification Number to apply for the transfer of their National e-ID card. Adding that the process allows successful enrollees to request for the transfer of their National e-ID Card to any NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres of their choice for collection.


Dagabana further informed that the transfer request could be made from any of the NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres nationwide, other than where the individual enrolled for the National Identification Number.


Also, the acting DG emphasised that “As I’m telling you now, we have over 700, 000 cards that are lying there in our offices, that the owners have not come to claim. Therefore, such persons are to visit any NIMC office closest to them to request for a card transfer form, which they would fill and submit to the State Coordinator or Local Government Supervisor for processing" She stated.