HOW TO

How To Know If Your National ID Card Is Ready For Collection

There is now a national identity management system where you can check status of identity card using the following simple steps:

Visit NIMC center: https://touch.nimc.gov.ng/
Then click the proceed button
Now, fill in your first name, last name and your NIMC tracking ID and hit the ‘check now button’

Recently, a NIMC representative described the advantages of the new national identity card. Apart from many other things, it may also be used as an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card anywhere in the world where there is MasterCard logo.

Briefing journalists in Abuja, NIMC’s Director of Technical Services, Mr Emmanuel Ogungbe disclosed the Commission have already signed an agreement with MasterCard.

He explained that, besides being just a Nigerian national ID card, it is also a cash card, so the holder can withdraw money in any place. Moreover, especially within the West African sub-region, it soon would become possible to travel with this card only, passport-free.

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