The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has sparked outrage on social media platforms following their announcement of charges for renewal and replacement of the national ID card.


The commission had on Tuesday taken to its Twitter page to inform Nigerians that those who lost their ID cards would pay N5000 to replace them, while those whose cards expired would pay N3000 for renewal.

“Card Renewal is N3000 while Card Replacement is N5000,” it wrote.

“When your National e-id card expires it cost N3000 payable via Remitta for renewal.”



The announcement did not go down well with quite a number of Nigerians and they took to the microblogging platform to express their annoyance and frustrations.


“N5000 to renew National ID card? That means your citizenship as a Nigerian expires after a certain period of time so you have to renew your citizenship with N5000 or else you are no longer Nigerian? Who brought up this foolishness,” a Twitter user said.

I’ve registered for my national ID for more than 3yrs now and I am yet to get it, now y’all are already talking about renewal of ID 3k & replacement 5k. So lemme me gerrit now if my National ID expires I stop being Nigerian abi? Wawuu! Dear Nigeria leaders,y’all are clowns I swear,” another user said.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:


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