Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (2nd right) met with top Financial executives in Abeokuta, the State Capital. During the meeting and courtesy by Director General and Chief Executive Officer, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Chris Onyemenam; Division President, Sub- Saharan Mastercard, Daniel Lanre Monehin and Managing Director, Electronic Payplus Ltd, Bayo Adeokun the governor was presented with his national identity card.
National Identity Management Commission [NIMC] was Established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007, the NIMC has the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria, register persons covered by the Act, assign a Unique National Identification Number (NIN) and issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to those registered individuals, and to harmonize and integrate existing identification databases in Nigeria. In a few words, their mandate is to provide an assured identity system in Nigeria through the concept of enrol once and be identified for life.
Electronic PayPlus Limited is a foremost electronic payment company with years of experience in the industry. It is a card-based solutions provider primarily focused on providing total payment solutions to the banking industry and other payment institutions. They offer a wide variety of plastic cards from the simplest PVC to the most sophisticated smart contact and contactless cards.
MasterCard Worldwide is a leading global payments solutions company that provides a family of well-known, widely-accepted payment card brands including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus® and serves consumers, financial institutions, and businesses in over 210 countries and territories worldwide.
Ogun State was created in 1976 and is in South-Western Nigeria. The State is named after the Ogun River which runs right across it from north to south.
Ogun State is strategically located; bordered to the east by Ondo State and to the north by Oyo and Osun States. Its border with the Republic of Benin, to the west, makes it an access route to the expansive market of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to the south by Lagos, the former Capital of Nigeria, and which still remains the commercial nerve centre of the country and indeed the West Africa Sub-region and also by the Atlantic Ocean.