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Nigeria: No National Identity For Under 16 Years – NIMC




National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced  that minors cannot obtain the National Identification Cards (NIC), until they are 16 years.


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


According to Newsdirect, Ogbonna is quoted as saying that that for any minor to be enrolled, he or she must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian, who must have obtained NIC.


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


“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,” Ogbonna said.

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