Chams, Anambra partner on identity management
The Anambra state government is partnering Chams Plc, an identity management and payments transaction company to manage its residents’ identification programme.
A statement issued by the company said the project will include deployment of information and communications technology in the management of of health, welfare and transportation in the state.
“The project being executed by Chams Plc will enable the government of Anambra state to provide better public services at less cost to residents across rural and urban areas of the state,” it said.
Commenting on the project, Managing Director of Chams Mr. Demola Aladekomo, said: “The utilisation of information and communication technology to improve service delivery in the public sector in Nigeria will make governance inclusive – bringing it closer to the people. It implies improved access to public service and drastic reduction in the high incidence of fraud and wastage often associated with public sector welfare programmes.”
He said globally, governments are investing in meeting the identity management needs at city, state and regional levels, “because it provides exceptional opportunity to cut capital and recurrent administrative costs while also protecting citizens such as pensioners by making it difficult for dishonest persons to steal their benefits.”