The world over, there is a push towards providing greater value for services rendered. To this end, the Nigerian Bar Association, the umbrella association of lawyers is keying into this ideology and seeks to bring forward a Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) Card to be known as the Bar Card. This card utilizes a microchip embedded in a smart card that will contain all the details relating to the bearer such as:
- The Name of the Lawyer
- A Passport Photograph
- Supreme Court Enrolment Number
This Identity card will serve the multiple purpose of identifying a lawyer, as it will serve as a Debit card for ATM, POS and Online Transactions. Subsequently, the card will be used for the payment of Bar Practicing fees and all NBA conferences. Furthermore, presentation of the Card entitles a Lawyer to a variety of discount packages negotiated by NBA. This card will be issued to all lawyers who have been verified and whose data is in the NBA Data Base. The card will be is issued at no cost.
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