PDP kicks against N5000 fee for National ID

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Major Opposition, People Democratic Party (PDP) has vehemently rejected the imposition of a N5000 fee for national identity cards.

Spokesman to the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan states that the party holds that issuance of national identity card to citizens, is an obligation of the state to its citizenry, and must remain free as established by the PDP.

He stressed that the very idea of ID Card fee by the Buhari administration is insupportable, reprehensible and completely offensive.

“The N5000 levy must be immediately rescinded before it triggers restiveness in the nation.

“Already, the fee is generating tension in the country as Nigerians have continued to register their rejection in the public space,” Ologbondiyan stated.

The PDP spokesman further charged President Buhari to direct the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to immediately cancel its decision to levy Nigerians for national identity cards.

He cautioned that such impositions as the fee for national identity cards, breed resentment and “erode the much-desired patriotism; leading to the escalation of social vices and low commitment to nation-building by citizens”.

The National identification number has become a prerequisite for major processes including registration for a bank account, Tertiary entry examination, and International Passport.




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