When i said a quintessential of technologically illiterate political class i mean they are the perfect example of a political class who are illiterate or better still chose to become illiterate..
And so i received a text message on Monday 9th April to come collect my national ID card. August 2013 a 200 level undergraduate i was then when decided to register for my national ID card,little do i know that i would have become a graduate before the card will be ready.
fast forward 4yrs and 8 months before it could be ready.. This is 2018 for God sake…
In a sane country such should not take 30 min or an hour. After having had to contend with bank staff all through the years in a bid to get a proper standard savings account i was told I don’t have a national ID.. Well now, i guess it’s time to have my account upgraded.
This is the terrible state of the Nigerian nation is it the Government or NIMC( National Identity Management Company) whoever you chose to blame we can never excuse the lack of political will to pursue and implement a project to the latter.
It came as surprise to me though, having given up on it…i hope i don’t get another story come next week when i decide to go pick it up…
Have you registered to get NIMC? .. Same drudgery also occur in getting voters card with shorter periods though..
I registered for the old National ID card thrice but didn’t get it. Each time, there was a story and I’ll be asked to register again. Finally, I was part of the first set that registered for the new card in 2013 or so. I was finally able to pick it up late last year.
Voters card takes shorter time to get but that’s not the main issue.
Isn’t it ridiculous that different government agencies have our details and yet they can’t harmonize it? BVN, NIMC, Voters Card, Drivers license, sim registration etc? No central database anywhere. How pathetic!
Having them synchronise our database surely looks like a rocket science to them, because it’s hard to phantom any justification for this unnecessary overlapping agencies who have chosen to work like parallel line that can never meet.
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