In a bid to move the state’s economy forward, Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed that he will flag off the residents’ registration initiative card for pupils in both public and private schools across the state. This will also extend to artisans, market men and women.
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The governor disclosed that the flag off of the card will be done simultaneously with the commissioning of the new state-of-art modern school built by his administration, on Tuesday 24th October 2017. The identification card which he referred to as‘Kaadi Omoluabi’ had commenced since 2012. The card according to Aregbesola will assist his government to establish a reliable and updateable database of all residents of the state including pupils in all schools as well as artisans for efficient planning and allocation of resources.
State Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Mr Ismail Jayeoba Alagbada contributing to the Initiative of the card, opined that there is a need to acquaint residents with e-government strategies as the society is changing every day. He noted that for services provided by the government to be fully utilized and to provide an accurate picture for government policy and planning, the citizens must be carried along in all ramifications.
The card will also avail market men and women the opportunity to take the loan from banks in order to aid their businesses. In his words, Jayeoba said “since Kaadi Omoluabi initiative is a biometric, residents of the state seeking loan facility from banks will no longer be compulsorily required to use civil servants as guarantors for the loan which many people considered difficult”.