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Pres. Jonathan Unveils National Electronic Identity Card (E-Id Card)

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On Thursday 28th August 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was present at the formal launch of the National Electronic Identity Card (e-ID scheme) at the State House, Abuja.

He received the first biometric card, which can also be used to make electronic payments. All Nigerians are expected to have the card by 2019 to be eligible to vote.10 years ago, there was an attempt to introduce the national ID cards but according to a few analysts, they blame it on corruption for its failure.

“The card is not only a means of certifying your identity, but also a personal database repository and payment card, all in your pocket.

I have taken keen interest in this project, primarily because of the pervasive impact it can have on every facet of the socio-economic fabric of our dear nation,” GEJ said at the event.

The card shows a person’s photograph, name, age and unique ID number. 1o fingerprints and an iris are scanned during enrollment to ensure there are no duplicates on the system.

The Nigerian Identity Management Commission, which is behind the new card, aims to integrate several government databases including those for driving licences, voter registration, health insurance, taxes and pensions.

You can register for the National e-ID card registration at NIMC enrollment centres in the country of pre-enrol online at NinEnrol.gov.ng. Jonathan unveils E-ID Card- August - 2014 - BellaNaija001Jonathan unveils E-ID Card- August - 2014 - BellaNaija003Jonathan unveils E-ID Card- August - 2014 - BellaNaija002Jonathan unveils E-ID Card- August - 2014 - BellaNaija006Jonathan unveils E-ID Card- August - 2014 - BellaNaija007Jonathan unveils E-ID Card- August - 2014 - BellaNaija005Jonathan unveils E-ID Card- August - 2014 - BellaNaija008
Photo Credit: Reuben Abati

12 Comments

  1. 90s

    August 29, 2014 at 9:35 am

    As much as I lyk dis man, e kips surprising me wit sum nasty nd unnecessary tins…. GEJ do we really nid dis! It’s nt suppose 2 b ur priority, dere re beta tins 2 do 4 d nation…. Just saying

    • Ms Geeky 30

      August 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Yes we do need it. It will help to stem corruption, voter rigging, identity theft, fraud, etc. One wonders though, why the national passport cannot be used for voter registration and so on?

  2. Henry

    August 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

    How come his passport picture isn’t taken in full-face view directly facing the camera?
    Bad example.

  3. frenchnaira

    August 29, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hmmm dat pic

  4. ao

    August 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I have some concerns, but this initiative may be helpful in terms of stopping identity theft, voter fraud, and other types of crime.

  5. Onyii

    August 29, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I just couldnt help it. What manner of photograph for a national I.D is that???? Seems like we could all use our pouting /bathroom mirror selfies too when the time comes for our I.Ds. When leadership fails……smh

  6. Gistyinka Blog

    August 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Their is still more to work for their database.

  7. MissBonnie

    August 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    In the Nigeria I dream of wee would have one primary method of identification . Now everyone wants their own method of identification,; the states, the banks, the telco’s , FRSC .. very soon the police guys would come and say they want to.. ..isn’t that what NIMC should be doing? GEJ abeg do something.

  8. FJD

    August 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    My issue is the fact that I think they are able to track you where ever you are. If not, this is a very good initiative. So those who no make rapture can be tracked down to collect the mark of the beast …lmaoo…. well just thinking randomly lmao

    • nene

      August 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      exactly. it’s like a tracking device. lmao at mark of the beast..reminds me of the whole rapture “millennium buzz” that occurred when year 2000 was approaching, and now we’re in 2014. 14 years after rapture was supposed to take place.

  9. Felix O.ODUNGWERU

    September 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    WELL DONE and QUITE IMPRESSIVE. BUT,WHY NOT APPLY SAME STANDARDS FOR POSTURE OF THE FACE WITH BOTH EARS BEING CAPTURED???? SIMILAR ISSUES AROSE THE LAST TIME WHEN INEC CAPTURED PROF JEGA WITH CAP ON HIS HEAD AND THE MUSLIM WOMEN BEING ON VEIL. HERE IN THE SOUTH,OUR WOMEN ARE REQUESTED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICE TO WEAR SOME ARTIFICIAL HAIR WHEN BEING CAPTURED FOR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORTS. LET’s HAVE SAME STANDARDS WITHOUT SOCIAL/RELIGIOUS BIAS,please.

  10. W. Cooper

    September 5, 2014 at 1:34 am

    This is a good beginning to stem the audacity of internet fraudsters and impersonators in Nigeria to use to identity of innocent people for their scams. Even now many of these criminals send the identification of others to promote their crimes. Hopefully, there will be no way to obtain a copy of someone’s card and change the photo as criminals often do. The Presidents photo should not be absolutely authentic on his card since the criminals are ready to use it in their crimes and silly emails attempting impersonation. We expect that everyone in Nigeria should be required to obtain this card and the photo should be an authentic international style passport photo which will have features which prevent copying or replacing for the faces of criminals in their attempts to continue plying their illegal trade. I often laugh at scammers when asked to provide government-issued identification which they claim the government does not issue as a national drivers license or other identification. The beginning of the end for internet scammers is approaching once this card is mandatory and in effect for all Nigerians and residents of your great nation. I live both in the U.S. and another African country. I am required to have a nationally accepted form of identification even though I am a citizen of an African country and only a permanent resident of the U.S. Transparency is the key issue in this case….congratulations Mr. President on your efforts in this regard! Take the veil off the impersonators and scammers in and out Nigeria who embarrass you and often discredit the law abiding hardworking people inside and outside of your nation with foolish internet activities.

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