Banks can now issue NIN cards to Nigerians
Nigerians can now request their commercial banks to provide them with a debit card which doubles as their National Identity Card at no extra cost than the normal fees charged for debit cards.
In that regards, Nigeria banks can now print debit cards that double as National identity cards.
According to the the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, “It is going to be a form of multipurpose card where it will serve as your national identity card on one hand and also your bank card on the other hand, either MasterCard, Visa or any other kind of card,”
“Now when you apply for a card at your bank, you can indicate that ‘I want this card to be multiple purpose whereby it will serve as my bank card and also my national identity card’.
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Both of them are going to be printed on the same card and it is going to serve the same purposes without any additional costs.
Privacy and confidentiality
The minister revealed that the NIMC and the CBN signed a non-disclosure agreement to protect the privacy and confidentiality of card applicants.
In a similar vein, Pantami revealed that FEC okayed a memo proposing the deployment of an automated system to integrate NINs with individual SIM cards.