Banks Debit Cards To Serve As National Identity Cards

Nigerians can now request their commercial banks to provide them with a debit card which doubles as their National Identity Card at no extra cost than the normal fees charged for debit cards.

This is as the Federal Executive Council, approved a memo from the National Identity Management Commission allowing banks to print debit cards that double as National identity cards.

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, told State House Correspondents after the valedictory meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Aso Rock Villa.

Pantami said although the NIMC Act 2007 only mandates Nigerians to have a National Identity Number and not necessarily a printout card, demands for cards have swelled nonetheless.