The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has partnered with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to adopt the National e-ID card as a payment card.

The partnership which is expected to change Nigeria’s economic landscape is also expected to revolutionise the nation’s financial inclusion drive.

Loveday Chika, Head of Corporate Communications of NIMC, indicated that, the collaboration is seen as an important opportunity to enhance and intensify the robust relationship between the NIMC and UBA.

“It also affirms a commitment to bring about an all-round implementation of the identity management system and ensure speedy issuance and activation of Cards using available channels.”

He mentioned that, the collaboration is poised to ensure that the National electronic identity card which combines a proof of identity and access to financial services, will make it possible for Nigerians to receive a universally accepted identity card and also gain access to formal financial services.

According to him, the all-embracing card is one of the main components of the National Identity Management System.

The Group Head- Cards, Digital Banking UBA, Mr. Adeyinka Adedeji, appreciated NIMC for finding the bank professionally worthy of taking up such a huge and technical project as that of the National e-ID Card.

According to him his outfit is very  delighted and as a result, would ensure that they further raise the bar in delivering the top-notch service UBA is known for.

He indicated that, the Card is embedded with the full functionalities of a prepaid Card.

This means it can be loaded with funds and is acceptable on any payment platform including POS, ATM & Web channels for both local and international transactions.