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Nigerians Without National ID Card Won’t Get Travel Passports, Says NIMC

The National Identity Management
Commission (NIMC) has said that with the
executive order signed by President
Muhammadu Buhari, no Nigerian will now
get an international passport without the
national identity card.
The NIMC Director in Ekiti State, Mr.
Gbenga Ifayefunmi, disclosed that there are
22 collection points in the state, urging
residents to avail themselves of the
opportunity to collect their cards.
He spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday when the
state Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi,
registered at the commission’s office.
Ifayefunmi said the cards for those who
registered between 2012 and 2014 are now
ready, while new registrants will get their
cards within the shortest possible time with
improved technology in place.
Describing the national ID card as unique,
Ifayefunmi revealed that it has lots of
features and will be useful for the holder in
accessing many benefits.
“It comes with many advantages because
you will be asked to come with your
national ID card before you can assess
government facilities.
“It has unique numbers, social security
numbers and can be used for healthcare
and education, among others.
“In fact, by virtue of an Executive Order
signed by President Buhari, you cannot
obtain international passport or driver’s
licence without the national ID card,” he
said.
Speaking after getting his card, the Ekiti
deputy governor urged residents yet to
register for the national identity card
scheme to do so without delay.
Egbeyemi also called on those who had
registered to go to the office of the NIMC to
collect their national identity cards which
are now ready.
Egbeyemi advised the people of the state
yet to register to do so to enjoy many
benefits the holders of the card are entitled
to.
The deputy governor noted that registration
and collection of the national ID card is one
of the civic duties of good citizens of
Nigeria.
Egbeyemi said: “I am calling on all the
people of Ekiti State who are yet to register
for the national ID card to go and register.
“I have just collected my own card now. I
am therefore calling on those already
registered but yet to collect their cards to
go and collect their cards because the cards
are now ready.”
The deputy governor said government would
equally work in synergy with the
commission to sensitise citizens of the
importance of registering and having their
cards.



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