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[August 27, 2014]
Jonathan Unveils National E-ID Card Thursday
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to launch the National Electronic Identity Card on Thursday (today) in Abuja.
The e-ID Card launch event is a remarkable milestone in the National Identity Management System (NIMS) as well as a huge achievement in the overall objective of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) which has the responsibility to create, maintain and operate the National Identity Database.
A statement signed by the Director, Corporate Communications NIMC, Anthony Okwudiafor noted that NIMC also has the mandate to issue a unique National Identification Number (NIN) to all eligible citizens; provide a secure means to access the National Identity Database; to authenticate and verify identities, and to issue the e-ID Card to every eligible citizen.
According to him, the National e-ID Card which will be officially unveiled at the State House Banquet hall, Abuja on Thursday, is a multi-purpose card for identification, electronic signatures, biometric on-card verification, and other applications.
The Card which would subsequently be issued to all Nigerians who have successfully enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN), has five applications already activated at issuance, with a built in capacity to host more applications post-issuance and on request.
Expected at the Card launch include the Vice President, Nigeria, Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Honorable Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, representatives from International Agencies.
Others are; Divisional President, Sub Sahara Africa, MasterCard, Mr. Daniel Monehin; the Group Managing Director, Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe; representatives from the NIMC Harmonisation and Integration Committee, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) among other dignitaries.
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