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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has appointed Heritage Bank as one of the banks with the mandate to partake in the National Identity Numbers (NIN) project.
With the appointment, Heritage Bank is enlisted as one of the banks to undertake the identification, registration and issuance of the identity cards to Nigerians.
Speaking on the appointment, Heritage Bank’s Group Head, Coral Banking, George Oko-Oboh, promised the bank would deploy all its processes to ensure the efficient realisation of the goals of the national identity project.
"Heritage Bank promises to be a reliable and proud partner with NIMC on this laudable national project and will deploy its innovative technology and resources in harmonising and integrating all database systems in Nigeria to be able to identify every registerable Nigerian in this country, register and issue them the identity cards."
The bank's Executive Director, Niyi Adeseun, described the NIMC mandate as a significant call to national duty for Heritage Bank.
“Identity Management is a critical part of every nation’s progress and we at Heritage Bank will ensure we support the NIMC goals. As with all the other mandates we have, we are committed to ensuring that we not only deliver maximum value but more importantly, revolutionise the concept of service delivery so that the public will enjoy more ease, zero time wasting and absolute support that our highly technology driven environment and systems are built around”.
Adeseun also promised the bank would not only ensure seamless, hassle-free, instant issuance of NIMC cards to citizens based on agreed formality, but more importantly synchronise its systems and processes to promote acceptance of all issued NIMC cards via the bank’s terminals and all local and international terminals with the MasterCard logo.