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Nigerians Blast Buhari Govt Over National ID Card Renewal Fee



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Nigerians have berated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari over the renewal fee for the National Identity Card fixed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Naija News had reported earlier that Nigerians will have to pay N3,000 through remita for the renewal of National Identity Card and N5,000 for replacement.

This was disclosed in a series of tweets by the commission on its tweeter handle (@nimc_ng) on Tuesday.

The commission noted 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.

Card renewal is N3000 when your card expires and card replacement is N5000 for lost or stolen cards, NIMC tweeted.

NIMC explained in the tweet that the main focus of the commission was to ensure that all Nigerians are enrolled.

“Our main focus is ensuring that all Nigerians are enrolled and issued their NIN and Your NIN is the most important token of your enrollment.”

Nigerians can authenticate their National Identity Number through the NIMC verification portal, the commission said.

“Your NIN can be authenticated through our verification portal without your card,” NIMC tweeted.

Apparently displeased with the development, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to berate the Federal Government.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…