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National ID Card: PDP Urges Buhari To Change Plans On 5000 Naira Levy

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to impose 5000 naira fee for the nation’s national identity cards.

Naija News understands that the party made its position on the subject known in a statement in Abuja by its spokesman, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan.

The Party said that the very idea of the ID card fee by the Buhari administration was “insupportable, reprehensible and completely offensive to the sensibilities of Nigerians as free citizens”.

It declared that imposing such unwarranted and unjustified levy on Nigerians, for internal social safety instrument, amounted to wicked fleecing as well as stripping of their constitutional rights in their own nation.

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”.



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