Wednesday, 7 January 2015


The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) is calling on all Nigerians and legal residents who have successfully enrolled for their NIN and have received text message notifications to proceed to the NIMC offices indicated in the SMS to collect their e-ID Cards.

Ag. GM Corporate Communications, Mr. Abdul-Hamid Umar stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

"Many Nigerians have been enrolled in the National Identity Database, NIDB and those who have received text messages personalized to them, with the information that their e-ID Cards are ready, should come to our centres for collection."

On getting to the card collection centres, applicants will be required to do the following:

1. Go to the NIMC Collection Centre indicated in the SMS sent to you. (Take your NIN/Transaction Slip along).

2. Biometric Verification: Receive your e-ID Card in a sealed envelop. Open it, sign on the space provided at the back and do a Biometric Verification to activate your Card. This confirms that the card has been personalized by NIMC.

3. Pin Selection: After this you will enter a four digit number chosen by you to activate the e-ID Card.

4. Fund Loading: There is provision for Card loading at the Collection Centre and at any branch of Access Bank nationwide.


i. Please ensure that you come along with your NIN SLIP or your TRANSACTION SLIP.

ii.You cannot collect e-ID Card on behalf of anyone and to qualify for a Card you ought to have been registered. Only those who have received an SMS can come forward to collect their cards.

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