23rd April, 2021
By Hussaina Yakubu
Governor Nasir El-Rufai said that the state’s resident cards would enable the people to have access to quality education, better health care and social interventions, as well as ease ways of doing business.
El-Rufai made this known during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kaduna State Residents Registration Agency and United Bank for Africa (UBA), on Friday in Kaduna.
The governor noted that the Agency had registered more than 3.4 million residents out of the state’s 10 million population.
Also, that the resident cards would serve as means of identification and enable holders to use as a bank card.
‘’You can use it as a debit card or credit card depending on the type of arrangement you have with UBA.
“The card will also enhance financial inclusion because being in possession of it gives residents the opportunity to have a bank account if such person do not have a bank account before”, the governor said.
He explained that the MoU signified the appointment of UBA as the issuing bank for the state’s biometric residency cards.
According to him, although the agency had registered 35 per cent of the state’s population, it is still working assiduously to ensure all legal residents are registered.