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Kaduna has financial inclusion problem – KADRIMA

Kaduna has financial inclusion problem – KADRIMA

Zayyad Tsiga, executive secretary of Kaduna State Residents Identity Management Agency (KADRIMA) has said the financial inclusion challenges faced by Kaduna State residents are due to economic insecurity.

Speaking at the Inclusion for All (I4All) dialogue event last Wednesday, Tsiga pointed out that the North-West region of Nigeria had the highest rate of financial exclusion at 68 percent, while Kaduna State alone had 62 percent exclusion in 2020, with women accounting for 54 percent and men eight percent.”

He said the state is the third-largest in terms of population, with approximately 9.5 million people, and the fourth-largest concerning land size.

During his discourse on Digital ID access for rural communities: A case study from Kaduna State, Tsiga said the digital ID project was initiated in 2015 by the previous administration led by Nasir El-Rufai, Former Governor of Kaduna State when he first came into office.”

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“This was because digital ID was critical to many of the things he wanted to work on including financial inclusion, social protection, e-governance, and much more.

“This brought about our collaboration with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in 2016, and in 2018 the agency was created to handle the affairs of enrolment.”

“The dynamics of the collaboration with NIMC are to create fundamental IDs for all residence and legal citizens,” he said.