FG Gives Update On New Features For National Identity Card

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The federal government has released an updated version of the national identity cards issued to Nigerians by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

NIMC has also announced that Nigerians who want to change their date of birth on the National Identification Number (NIN) database will now need to provide an electronic civil registration and vital statistics system (e-CRVS) certificate from the National Population Commission (NPC).

NIMC shared these new guidelines for changing the date of birth in a tweet.

Along with the certificate, applicants will also need to submit copies of other valid documents, such as identification and an application letter for modification, addressed to the Director General of NIMC.

Previously, the NIN system only required affidavits and a payment of N15,000 for age and other modifications. However, the NIMC has now introduced new guidelines.

According to these guidelines, date of birth modifications can only be made once in a person’s lifetime and can only be done at NIMC enrollment centres.

The commission has also issued a warning that licenced agents are not permitted to make date of birth modifications or any other type of modification.

In September, the NIMC was transferred from the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to the Ministry of Interior, which is led by Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.