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Nigeria’s Bank of Industry has announced plans to spend 1.1 billion naira (US$6 million) on the development of a profitable smart cards manufacturing sector.

The BoI says the funds are hoped to improve the industry to reduce dependence on imported smartcards.

Speaking during a tour of Nigerian smartcard firm SecureID in Lagos, Rasheed Olaoluwa, managing director of the BoI, said “the move is targeted at making card solutions for logical data security, physical plant security and integrity processing standards easily accessible in the country to boost the industry”.

Olaoluwa said SecureID had established capacity and smart manufacturing techniques, adding that “as a customer of our bank, we have supported the business and this shows that the facility has been effectively utilised.”

Kofo Akinkugbe, managing director, SecureID Limited, said “the company has the capacity and the quality of operational and administrative personnel to produce chip and PIN-based smartcards that support payments and biometric identification, verification and authentication purposes.”

In October, Austria Card outlined 14 features of an eID it has delivered to the Nigerian government, noting that the cards have multiple applications such as biometrics, e-Health, voter-ID, pension-ID, and payment capabilities.

The eID is a core element of the National Identity Management System (NIMS) directed by Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

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Quelle/Source: Security Document World, 05.01.2015

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