The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Tuesday disclosed that the renewal of the National Identity Card will cost N3,000 and replacement of the card if lost will cost N5,000.
This was disclosed on the official Twitter handle of the agency @nimc_ng
Card Renewal is N3000 while Card Replacement is N5000
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) October 15, 2019
NIMC also said that applicants who wish to renew their card can visit any NIMC office with the required documents to obtain their card.
This announcement did not go down well with many Nigerians who fumed, questioning why the National Identification card will need to be renewed after the acquisition.
Others mocked the decision of NIMC noting that they have yet to get the card years after applying for it, let alone have cause to renew it.
See tweets below…
The question is: should a National ID card expired in the first place ???
Please, someone with higher knowledge regarding this should help me out ??🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/sH9NcSCEyR
— ♥Bamidele Sodeke♥. 💒✝🛐🌏 (@BamideleSodeke) October 15, 2019
Nigerian National ID Card Renewal will cost N3000 while Card Replacement will cost N5000 – Says NIMC 🇳🇬 This country is now a Yahoo Yahoo Crim-nal ✅ pic.twitter.com/3ExEYG1Kw5
— B h a d o o s k y (@BhadmusAkeem) October 15, 2019
Charges on national ID card is a clear indication we are in a MESS, we are being charged on POS transactions, charged for both cash withdrawals and deposits at certain amounts, VAT increase of 7.5%. The hope is that things don’t get worst.
— High Priest ✌️ (@teftuzi) October 15, 2019
I think this national ID card of a thing is annoying!
Have applied for it since 2013 and I haven’t gotten the card, meanwhile you guys are talking about renewal.
Now I believed something is actually wrong with our system in this country!
— Ola Soyoye (@olajayjay1) October 15, 2019
National ID (NID) card – N3,000
New NID renewal and Replacement – N5,000
Do u know most people still use temporary NID slips? But the agency has the nerve to extort Nigerians even when they haven’t done their own job.
A sick country where citizenship expires. pic.twitter.com/A0rjmS2ulG
— 👑 OLUWAFIFUNMI 🎨🇳🇬 (@FifunmiRexx) October 15, 2019
National ID is nothing but an extortion. Of what benefit is it for people to be wasting 10% of their minimum wages for renewal and over 15% on replacement?
Yet they find it difficult to pay minimum wage. Why are they throwing everything all at once at us if not for extortion?
— AyeMojuba 🇳🇬 (@ayemojubar) October 15, 2019
National ID card 3000for renewal and 5000 for replacement.
The question here is, How many people have gotten their National ID card?
Someone like me I registered mine since 2012 uptill now I’ve not gotten mine. Nigeria is really a Joke.😥😥
— Mimi_love 🇳🇬 (@MimiLove201) October 15, 2019
I applied for Nigeria National ID in 2015. 4 years 4 months later it is not ready. So I’ve been wondering what folks who work at National Identity Management Commission have been doing there for the past 4 years & 4 months.
— P.T.R Mbonu (@Broda_Rookie) October 8, 2019