Kaduna govt. announces mandatory use of residents’ card, NIN

The Kaduna State Government has announced that its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will only offer services to residents who have the Kaduna Residents Card, or the National Identification Number, (NIN), as from May 1st, 2021.

The Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Residents Registration Agency, (KADSRRA), Dr. Zayyad Tsiga, who made this known yesterday in a news conference, said to achieve 100% enrolment of Kaduna State Residents into the National Database in the nearest future, there will be additional enrolment centres in all the 255 wards in the State.

According to him, “Kaduna State has the second highest number of enrolments into the National Identity Database (NIDB) with 3,130,857 enrolments against the projected population of 9,476,055 million people giving us a coverage of about 33% as at 15th February 2021.

“This new policy is being implemented with a view to further improve service delivery at all MDAs, the state’s digital economy and e-governance initiatives, social and financial inclusion, and much more, to the benefits of our dearest residents”, he stated. Tsiga added that the model Primary Health Care Centres will be used for the exercise in addition to the current 73 enrolment centers across the State.

He further remarked that “the State, through its Residents Registration Agency (KADSRRA), plans to begin the distribution of the State Residents Card in the first quarter of this year”, adding that the card “seeks to eliminate the need for multiple ID cards across various use cases in the State. Some key examples of such cards include hospital, university, and employee ID cards”.

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