Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state says 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.
He made this known during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU between Kaduna State Residents Registration Agency and United Bank for Africa, UBA in Kaduna.
El-Rufai also noted that the Agency had registered over 3.4 million residents out of 10 million populations, saying the cards would serve as means of identification and enable holders to use it as bank card.
He added that 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 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.