NIMC; National Identity Management Commission has announced that more than one million Kaduna residents have been registered in the database. The NIMC made this disclosure in the wake of the ongoing residency card registration in Kaduna state.
The residency card registration was kicked off officially by the executive governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and the director-general of the NIMC, Mr. Aliyu Aziz in Rigasa, Kaduna state. The NIMC DG explained to the people present at the event that the ongoing exercise has been launched to help the KDSG further improve the standard of living in Kaduna state.
Mr. Aziz disclosed that the card would ensure that every resident of the state is issued a national identity number (NIN) which would be determined by the NIMC and would allow the government have the basic records of all the residents. In the same vein, Governor el-Rufai explained that the acquisition of residency cards by all Kaduna residents would key into the federal government plans to populate the national identity data base.
Governor el-Rufai further disclosed that the partnership with NIMC to provide resident cards would allow the government plan better as there would be more knowledge of the needs of the people. He also explained that the delivery and implementation of public projects would be properly monitored with the use of the database.
“Government is better able to develop and implement targeted initiatives and provide social services which would ensure that no one is left behind, especially our poorest and most vulnerable. Through this process, government will gather population records that capture the data of all residents in Kaduna State and use this data to plan properly for provision of schools, hospitals, roads and other critical infrastructure,” el-Rufai said
“The residency card will also serve as an all-in-one multi-purpose card for identification, a debit card for financial transactions, a platform for receiving salaries and other means of social service delivery for financial inclusion,” he concluded.
There are fifty eight registration centers verified by NIMC and they are spread all across the state to make it easy for all Kaduna residents to register