BREAKING: Nigerians Can Now Get ATM Cards That Serve As National IDs From Their banks — FG

Nigerians can now request their commercial banks to issue them with a debit card which doubles as their National Identity Card at no extra cost.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami disclosed this on May 24, 2023 in Abuja.

The Card 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.

Last year NIMC introduced a smart ID card you can download from their app. It is just a smart card. You don’t need to have it physically but that is becoming difficult for our people living in rural communities.”

According to Pantami the banks are permitted to print the card along with either Mastercard or Visa card or any other kind of card

“So when you apply for a card at your bank, you can indicate that ‘I want this card to be for multiple purposes where it will serve as my bank card and also my national identity card.

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