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NIMC begins transfer of e-ID cards


National identity card by NIMC

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has introduced the transfer of e-ID Card to any NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres of enrolee’s choice for collection.

Mr. Loveday Ogbonna, head, Corporate Communications, NIMC, said the 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 (NIN).

According to him, the transfer process is necessitated by a survey carried out by the Customer Care Unit of the Commission.


The survey shows that many registered applicants were yet to pick up their e-ID cards because they have either relocated from where they enrolled, or have changed the phone numbers they provided at the point of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

Ogbonna, called on such persons 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.

The service, she said, was free for now and Ogbonna called on all individuals who have received the card collection notification either via SMS or emails to proceed to the enrolment Centre where they registered to pick up their cards.

They could also visit any NIMC Centre nearest to them to request for Card transfer if they have relocated from where they enrolled.

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