Nigeria launches national electronic ID cards in partnership with MasterCard

President Jonathan said the e-ID scheme would be the primary database for all government departments

Nigeria‘s president has formally launched a national electronic identity card, which all Nigerians will have to have by 2019 if they want to vote.

Goodluck Jonathan received the first biometric card which can also be used to make electronic payments.

Read more: BBC News – Nigeria launches national electronic ID cards.

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