Nigerians To start Using Three-In-One ID Card (see details)

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has confirmed that Nigerians will begin utilizing the proposed three-in-one identity card services in August this year.

On April 5, 2024, the NIMC announced the launch of this new card, which incorporates payment capabilities and social service features. This initiative is a collaboration between the NIMC, the Central Bank of Nigeria, and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System.

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has explained that the new identity solution is equipped with payment capabilities for various social and financial services.

In an interview with Punch, a NIMC official confirmed that the commission has been working tirelessly to meet its goals, with the plan on track to launch in the upcoming months.

The unnamed official added that the commission has already begun the testing and deployment stages of the new identity card system.

The source said, “We actually plan for July although there have been a few delays but we are still hopeful that it would come in July. So we are hoping to get it done between July and August. We are still on plan and if there is any shift, the public will know.

“When you are deploying a new technology, there is a lot of work to be done, you need to configure the card, enable the outlet, and enable the wallet to work. We also have to do tests and that is what is ongoing.

 “The deployment is ongoing, the portal that people need to access the service has to be deployed, and we have to make sure that it is scaleable and those are the ongoing works.

“There are integrations that all the banks need to do to enable the card and all of those little details are ongoing. We have that target and we are working extra hard to make sure that we achieve that.”