In a press conference on Wednesday, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi announced the introduction of residency card for all residents of the state, Vanguard reports.
The Commissioner, who spoke after he was registered for the card at the North West Zonal Office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Kaduna, said the purpose of the residency card was to enable the state plan and provide social services.
“Kaduna State Government is currently providing a number of free social services for the people in the state. But to achieve the desired impact, we need to have the accurate figure of those residing in the state. We need to know who and who resides in our state and where. When we know the number of people residing in the state and where they are, it will help us to plan and provide better services for all residents,’’ he said.
He continued that people will be required to present their residency card before they could access the services.
The commissioner disclosed that the registration for the card was being done in conjunction with NIMC in more than 31 centers across the state.
The NIMC North West Zonal Director, Oyesola Taiwo, explained that registration for the residency card was linked with the NIMC data base.
“The process is very easy. If you already have the National Identification Number, all you need to do is just to present the number and you will be captured immediately. In a situation that you do not have, the first step is to register for the national identification number, after, you will be captured for the state residency card,” he concluded.