The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has called on the General public who enrolled in the year 2012 up to August 2013 and are yet to pick up their cards to visit the enrolment centres were they registered and pick up their cards which have since been printed and ready for collection.
Stating this in Abuja recently, the Communication's Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Loveday Chika Ogbonna, stated that the Commission has pasted names of enrollees whose cards have been printed and awaiting collection at various centres to enable such individuals check and present themselves for card collection.
He hinted that some of the people in this category may have changed the phone number they used to register hence they are not able to receive text messages informing them that their cards are ready for collection.
Mr Ogbonna also hinted that applicants who have relocated and want their cards transferred to their current location should visit any NIMC ofhce closest to them to request for a card transfer form, which they would fill, and submit to the State Coordinator or Local Government Supervisor for processing. This is possible for those whoeither received text message or contirmed via the list pasted at the enrolment centres that their cards are ready for collection. This service is free for now and available at all enrolment centres.
Mr Ogbonna also revealed that a process which allows successful enrollees to request for the transfer of their National e-ID Card to any NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres of their choice for collection, is available at the Commission.
He said that the request can be made from any of the NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres nationwide, other than where the individual enrolled for the National Identihcation Number (NIN).
According to him, the transfer process was necessitated by a survey carried out by the Customer Care Unit of the Commission which showed that over 300,000 enrolled applicants nationwide are yet to pick up their National eID cards because they have either relocated from the locations where they enrolled, or have changed the phone numbers they provided at the point of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).
The corporate communications head called on such persons to visit any NIMC office.
‘Thousands of registered applicants have changed the phone numbers they provided at the point of registration, and as such, may not have received our card collection notifications, while some persons may have changed location since after enrolment. We want to use this medium to appeal to any of such persons to visit any NIMC Enrolment Centre close to them to request for Card transfer.” He said.
Adding that the service is free for now, Mr. Ogbonna called on all individuals who have received the card collection notification either via SMS or emails to proceed to the enrolment Centre where they registered to pick up their cards, or visit any NIMC Centre nearest to them to request for Card transfer if they have relocated from where they enrolled.