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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is set to commence the issuance of a Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) Card to the members of the NBA. This was made known in a statement issued by the NBA General Secretary Mazi Afam Osigwe dated 2nd June 2015.


Known as the NBA Bar Card, the UMID card will serve as an identity card containing personal details of the bearer like name, passport photograph and enrolment number, as well as be a smart card for e-banking transactions on ATMs, POS and other online platforms.

The good news is that unlike the lawyers’ stamps/seals, the card is coming at no cost to lawyers and would be used for future payments of Bar practicing fees and all NBA conference fees.


To be eligible a lawyer must have:
1. Paid his/her Bar practicing fees for the year; and
2. Been verified with his/her data enrolled in the NBA database.

How to Apply

Eligible lawyers can apply by visiting
For more information please call 08034755035 or mail or visit