By Chinedu James
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has urged Nigerians to get registered and have their national digital identity at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), saying compliance would enhance proper planning for national development.
The Governor spoke this week at the Government House in Alausa, Ikeja upon completion of his own registration even as he urged residents in the state to register with NIMC, stressing that the scheme would scale up data on citizens to enable a more strategic approach by government to improve welfare and the delivery of democratic dividends.
“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,” said Ambode.
The 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.
The National Identity Card Scheme is being administered in Lagos in partnership with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA).