The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent N5,000 charge on National ID renewal.
The PDP said the idea of the ID card fee being placed by Buhari’s government is “insupportable, reprehensible and offensive.”
The PDP said it is an obligation of the Government to provide a National ID card for its citizens. Therefore, placing a fee on it is “wicked and scrupulous”.
Spokesman of the Party, Kola Ologbondiyan said the All Progressive Congress (APC) should maintain the free issuance of National Identity Card implemented by the PDP administration.
“The N5000 levy must be immediately rescinded before it triggers restiveness in the nation.”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.
Mr. Ologbondiyan urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to stop the charges on National ID cards.
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On Tuesday the NIMC announced that Nigerians will have to pay an N5,000 renewal fee for their National ID cards. This led to a wide range of reactions from Nigerians who expressed their displeasure.