The Sokoto State Government has vowed to ensure that 74 per cent of indigenes of the state who were yet to be enrolled into the Nigerian Identity management system are duly registered.
The state deputy governor, Manir Dan’iya, said this while receiving the Sokoto State Coordinator of the National Identity Management Commission, Malam Garba Balarabe, who paid him a courtesy call in his office, on Thursday.
Dan’iya, while standing in for Governor Aminu Tambuwal, described the 16 per cent enrollment figure for the state as low when compared to other states.
He said, “The number of those so far registered in the state pales into insignificance when compared to an estimation of over five million people that make up the population of the State.
“I, therefore, urge our people, especially those living in rural areas, to avail themselves of the enrollment as there are multiple benefits to derive from doing so.”
Earlier, Balarabe explained that he was in the Deputy Governor’s office to officially present to him his permanent ID card and also intimate him on the level of enrollment recorded in Sokoto, which is very alarming compared to other states.