From:Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
3.3 million residents, of kaduna state have so far been enrolled in the National Identity Database (NIDB).
The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Residents Registration Agency (KADSRRA) , Dr Zayyad Tsiga made this known in an interview with the media in kaduna yesterday.
Tsiga said the 3.3 million represented 35 per cent of the estimated 9.5 million expected enrollment.
He disclosed that KADSRRA is supporting the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enroll 95 per cent of Kaduna state residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) by 2022.
The KADSRRA boss further explained that the state government had been working closely with NIMC since 2015 to expedite the enrolment of Kaduna state residents into the NIDB.
He said that KADSRRA was established in 2018 to coordinate the collaboration with NIMC with a view to provide the state with the necessary residents’ data for informed policy and decision making.
“This will improve service delivery at all Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), digital economy, e-governance, social and financial inclusion for the benefits of Kaduna state residents.
“It will also allow for a proper and transparent allocation of resources to the appropriate sectors of the state’s economy and social welfare interventions among other benefits,” he said.