Nigerians berates National Identity Management Commission over decision to charge money


Nigerians on Tuesday berated the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC over its decision to charge for the replacement and renewal of the National Identity Card.

While some mocked the policy, calling it a renewal of citizenship, others wondered why the agency would issue such a directive when a majority of Nigerians were yet to get their cards.

The NIMC had on Monday via its Twitter handle @nimc_ng, stated that Nigerians who lost their ID cards would pay N5,000 to replace them, while those whose cards expired would pay N3,000 for renewal.

The issue became one of the most discussed topics on Twitter on Tuesday.

Reacting to those who said they had yet to get their cards, the NIMC said it did not have the funds yet to produce more.