TECH NEWS: Electronic payment card and identity card together in Nigeria

Friday, May 17, 2013

Electronic payment card and identity card together in Nigeria

120 Million MasterCard Branded National Identity Smart Cards to Roll Out in Nigeria webready Naijapalsdotcom بطاقة دفع الكتروني و بطاقة هوية معاً في نيجيريا
Announced that the National Identity Management in Nigeria, in collaboration with MasterCard that they are planning to launch a new identity cards for citizens built the possibility of electronic payment.
And will be launched in the first phase of 13 million smart card, which is part of a pilot program designed to expand and cover all citizens who have identity cards that contain the electronic payment card as well.
And the Republic of South Africa have begun to take similar steps before and is expected in July to begin distributing 3 million annually smart identity card containing the possibility of electronic payment.
And hoped the authorities in both countries to help these smart identity cards to reduce fraud identity cards, where the chip will be placed inside the mini, and even in South Africa will be included advantages of bio-indicators and that will prevent cases of identity theft in the event of identity has been stolen.
The smart cards will be in Nigeria with prepaid technology of MasterCard in addition to the possibility loaded with 12 different application.