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The National Electronic Identity Card issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has once again been recognized and given awards of excellence beyond the shores of Nigeria.
In separate ceremonies held in December of 2015 in Bangladesh and in Indonesia, the state of the art innovation and vision of the electronic identity card, which is presently being issued in Nigeria, was recognized by frontline industry players and watchers.
The Commission was recognized at the Radiant e-ID Award in the category of innovation and Vision in e-ID Solutions and Technology at the PAN Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh on December 1, 2015. The Radiant Vision Awards recognizes forward thinking ideas that have led to significant innovations in how national electronic identity schemes are planned, designed, developed or deployed. Parameters for arriving at the winning entries included vision, foresight and imagination of identity systems, including but not limited to architectures, processes and technologies.
In the same vein, on the 8 of December, 2015 in far away Jakarta, Indonesia, NIMC and the Nigeria National eID Card bagged the High Security Print Asia Awards (https://www.reconnaissance.net/news/nigeria-and-macao-win-best-id-document-awards/ ) for best-in-class as the Regional ID Document of the Year 2015. The award was presented at the High Security Print Asia conference held in Jakarta and aims to promote the best in security printing, system infrastructure and implementation of a government passport, identity or other security card scheme.
Other international merit awards won by the ambitious Nigerian National eID Card in 2015 included The Cards & Payments Awards (Middle East) 2015 held on the 12th and 13th of May, 2015, at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Dubai UAE. The NIMC, entered for the prestigious awards, was nominated in the “Best Payment Initiative Africa” and emerged winner.
The Nigeria electronic National Identity Card was unveiled at a colourful launch event in August of 2014, and is issued to Nigerians and legal residents who have been enrolled into the National Identity Database and issued the National Identification Number (NIN).