Ebonyi State Government has approved an additional 100 registration Centres to captures its citizens for the National Identification Number (NIN) and National Identity Card.
Commissioner for Information and state Orientation, Uchenna Orji while briefing newsmen on the outcome of state Executive Council Meeting stated that the essence of the additional centres was to see that registration is boosted.
He explained that the new centres were being created with the support of the World Bank and in conjunction with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
He said the massive registration will lead to creation of additional 200 jobs in the state and that the ad-hoc staff who will participate in the registration will be paid a stipend of N30,000 per month adding that the first phase of the exercise will run for 18 months
He said: “Exco looked at the status of Ebonyi state in the National Identity registration exercise, it looked at the status comparing Ebonyi state with other states of the federation and saw that we are at the bottom”
“We needed to really step up the sensitization process and not only that government also took some steps and resolved that we will queue up with the arrangement of the National Identity Management Commission to set up a process of boosting the registration status of Ebonyi state.