Africa’s First Smart Card Manufacturing Plant Launched In Nigeria

SecureID Limited, has just launched its SecureCard Manufacturing Plant in Lagos. According to the company, it is the very first of its kind in the continent and is capable of producing 200 million polycarbonate smartcard per year in line with global standards.

The plant has been tested and certified by MasterCard, Visa and Verve for all kinds of smartcards production. It is equipped with ultramodern facilities and employs “Special Security Design” software to design unlimited security features that can be used for any ID document including currency note.

“On this journey, we have moved from being a card personalisation plant to a world-class plant for the local manufacture of the cards instead of depending on imports. Seventy-five percent of our raw materials have the potential to be produced locally and we have a project team engaged with industry experts in this area already.” said Kofo Akinkugbe the Managing Director of Secure ID Limited.

The company said the manufacturing plant would contribute to the growth and development of the nation’s economy in various ways such as in job creation, technology transfer as well as skilled manpower, capacity development and reduction in capital flight in line with the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan.

SecureID added that one important benefit of producing smartcards locally was the security of Nigeria’s citizens’ data and infrastructure, offering the benefit to create and own all the technology on our smartcards without dependence on control from outside the country.

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