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MasterCard producing ‘only chip technology’ for new ID cards

21 August 2013, 13:47

Abuja - MasterCard has revealed its involvement in the new Nigerian national ID card project is limited to developing the chip technology, with local content still to feature.

The vice president of business development at MasterCard West Africa, Omoke Ojomuyide, said the company would support local content.

“There are about 13 apps incorporated in the new card, and we are only producing the chip technology,” Ojomuyide said.

His statement comes after critics claimed the Nigerian government did not promote local companies when it awarded the project to the international payment giant.

“We respect local content application in the territories we operate in and the Nigerian territory is no exceptional,” Ojomuyide said.

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