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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says the renewal of the National Identity Card will cost three thousand naira (N3,000) while a replacement for lost cost card is five thousand naira (N5,ooo) payable through remita.

This was disclosed by the twitter handle @nimc_ng


NIMC also said that applicants who wish to renew their card can visit any NIMC office with the required documents to obtain their card. “The requirements include a written application with attached proof of payment receipt made through remita, bank teller, NIN slip and submit it at our office.”

The National ID Card has been lambasted over the years for not being efficient and fastidious with the registration of Nigerians as it may take years before getting the ID Card.

Hence, it did not come as a surprise that Nigerians on social media did not welcome the decision of the NIMC to charge N5,000 for card replacement.

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  • Kike, 11/21/2019 @ 8:15 pm Reply

    Can sm who has the old one i.e plastic oné chnge to new one? How much would I pay for renewal?

    • Musa Suleiman, 11/22/2019 @ 11:02 pm Reply

      The old card national ID card issued before 2012 is no longer valid. You have to visit the NIMC office for a new registration.

    • Musa Suleiman, 11/22/2019 @ 11:05 pm Reply

      The national ID card issued before 2012 is now invalid. Kindly visit a NIMC office for new registration.

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