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Nigerians to now pay N5000 to replace lost National ID, N3000 for renewal – NIMC

Valentine Chinyem

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has said the renewal of National Identity Card will cost five thousand naira (N5,000) payable through remita and

The commission revealed this via its official Twittet handle (@nimc_ng) on Monday.

According to the tweet by NIMC, “Card Renewal is N3000 while Card Replacement is N5000.”

More so, applicants who wish to renew their card can visit any NIMC office with the required documents to obtain their card.

“The requirements include a writtten application with attached proof of payment receipt made through remita, bank teller, NIN slip and submit it at our office.

“Card renewal costs N5,000 payable through remita.” NIMC tweeted.

While adding that its primary focus is to ensure every Nigerian is enrolled under thee scheme, NIMC said,zamfara “Our main focus is ensuring that all Nigerians are enrolled and issued their NIN and Your NIN is the most important token of your enrollment.

”Your NIN can be authenticated through our verfification portal without your card,” NIMC tweeted.

“You will be issued your cards when funds permit, Please bear with us and Your NIN is generated immediately for you upon successful completion of your enrolment.”

Negative reaction has continued to trail the announcement by the commission as many regarding the move as a rip-off by the government.