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National Identity: Ambode captured and asks Lagosians to do same

National Identity: Ambode captured and asks Lagosians to do same
Mr Akinwunmi Ambode , Lagos State Governor, who has joined a growing list of prominent Nigerians enrolled into the National Identity Database has asked Lagosians to do same.
The National Identification Number (NIN) managed by the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) captures the information of Nigerians for the National ID card, and several other security and planning purposes, according to the government agency.
Top management of the agency led by Mr Kayode Adegoke, NIMC Regional Coordinator for Lagos  were on ground at the at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja,  to receive Governor Ambode at the enrolment booth to capture his data.
The Governor was later presented with her NIN slip and congratulated for being enrolled into the National Database of Nigeria.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), being presented with his Temporary National Identification Number slip (NIN) by the Lagos Regional Coordinator, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Kayode Adegoke (2nd right) at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja.
In a brief response, Governor Ambode urged residents of the State to come out and register for the National Identity scheme being administered by NIMC, saying that compliance would enhance proper planning and facilitate national development.

“I have just finished registering myself as a very proud Nigerian; I am very proud to hold this identity card and I also urge all Lagosians to do the same. We are proudly Lagosians and we are very proud Nigerians.

So, I urge every Lagosian to come out and get their national identity cards. It is in our best interest and it is also good for data planning and financial planning for all the things that we are trying to deliver to our people. So, I urge everyone to come out and register”, he adds.

Earlier, NIMC Regional Coordinator for Lagos, Mr Kayode Adegoke commended Governor Ambode for leading the registration process and for the massive infrastructural development across the State.

Adegoke, who presented the transaction slip confirming the Governor’s enrollment into the National Identity Database, said the NIMC was proud to be associated with the State Government to deliver on the scheme.

Giving details on the other processes to complete the registration, Adegoke said: “After this, the system will generate an eleven digits unique national identification number similar to what is obtainable in the developed world.

That unique number is your identity and NIMC will provide assured identity which is the second token. After that, the unique general multi-purpose electronic identity card will also be presented. The card has about 16 outlets and about 18 security features”, he adds.

“With this sir, we want to thank you (Governor Ambode) for what you are doing for us in Lagos State; we want to thank you for the work you are doing and we like to assure you that we will partner with the State Government to ensure the progress of the State.”

The National Identity Scheme is being administered in Lagos in partnership with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA).

Kolade Akinola Technology Journalist at Technology Times Mobile: + 234 (0) 807 401 6027

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