Nigeria To Replace Plastic National ID Cards With Digital Number- Pantami

Nigeria To Replace Plastic National ID Cards With Digital Number- Pantami

Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali-Pantami has revealed that there are efforts in place to ensure that Plastic National Identity cards are replaced with Digital numbers.

He said this during an interview with Economic Confidential in Abuja.

While reacting to the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission to Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, he noted that if Nigeria would pursue a Digital economy, then it should not encourage use of Plastic Identity cards.

According to him, there is no need of holding Cards when same can be replaced with Digital numbers.

Pantami stated that this number will be enabled for use and for information gathering from any part of the world.