The current plastic national identity card will be replaced with a digital means of identification. Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior on Thursday, August 13, revealed this to press after the committee on citizen data management and harmonization held a meeting with the president, Daily Trust reported
Meanwhile, government has disclosed that it has adopted a digital means of identification for Nigerians. Photo credits: nimc.gov.ng Source:
Depositphotos The minister, who also chairs the committee, said that the card is no more the focus, adding that the important thing is the National Identity Number (NIN).
“What the chairman is saying now is that we are no more talking about cards, the world has gone digital. So, that card is no more,” he said. “Our priority now is digital ID, it will be attached to your database wherever you are. Pantami explained that the government was now focused on the digital ID and not on the card. “Now, our focus is no longer on producing cards, that card is only for record but what is important is that the digital ID and if you notice we have started using the digital ID on the international passport.