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NIMC discloses age limit for national identification card

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– National Identity Management commission (NIMC) says minor below 16 years   cannot obtain the card.

– They could be given National Identification Number (NIN)

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has disclosed the age limit for obtaining the National Identification Cards (NIC), saying minor below 16 years are not entitled to the card.

Mr. Loveday Ogbonna, the Head, Corporate Affairs of the commission, said on Wednesday in Abuja, that they could only be issued with National Identification Number (NIN).

Ogbonna said that for any minor to be given the number, he or she must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian, who must have obtained NIMC.

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He also added that any minor applying for the card must tender birth certificate, school admission letter or any other relevant school documents like the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) identity card.

He said, “relevant documents proving the minor’s identity should be provided by the parent or guardian at the enrollment centre.

“The applicant’s parent or guardian must also provides his or her initially issued NIC slip or verification”.


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