Simnikiwe Mzekandaba reports:
Nigeria officially begins its roll out of a national smart identity (ID) card with electronic payment functionality on Thursday, following three previously unsuccessful attempts.
The West African nation’s new ID card is powered by international electronics payment company MasterCard.
MasterCard, the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Access Bank have all partnered to issue 13 million Nigerians with the cards, in what is a pilot phase.
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