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Lagos To Issue Residents Identity Cards(ID): Registration Begins In January 2013

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Lagos To Issue Residents Identity Cards(ID): Registration Begins In January 2013

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Nov 9, 2012 – Lagos To Issue Residents Identity Cards(ID): Registration Begins In January 2013

The Lagos State Government is set for the registration of residents starting from January 2013. naijagists.com

Fully registered legal residents will be given an Identity card (ID card) after registration.

The registrations of over 21million people living in Lagos is aimed at providing better governance and to control the influx of illegal citizens .

Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Mr Akin Akiniyi who made the announcement on Thursday said every Lagosian must ensure their information is included in Lagos residents database.

Akiniyi said the registration exercise is set to hold between January and March of next year.

Government has the responsibility to cater for everyone residing in Lagos, regardless of the state or country they came from, “ he said.

Akiniyi said that resident identity card would be issue to those who would be captured during the exercise, to differentiate between legal residents and illegal immigrants.

Interesting to have abroad system working in Lagos.

Fashola keep it up.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Raphael Omekam

    November 9, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    what about does that ve most gone to sch by then… what wil happen to then….. ID card or no ID is there jobs…and lesser accomodations 4 them….

  2. Jessica Oghenerukevwe Isaac

    November 9, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Nigerians, Is Resident identity card your problem in Nigeria? NO JOBS NO ACCOMMODATIONS NO FOOD NO HEALTH FACILITIES……. 1st you stopped motorbike now Resident ID what next all for the poor to be in pains NIGERIANS lets all look at the BASIC things we need The rich keep fooling the poor to get richer.

  3. Abdulazeez.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    This is 100% rubbish. Fashola is becoming dictatorial. Doesn’t think about the populace now. Nigeria is home for everybody. What he’s trying to do is not funny at all. Bcox its an avenue for the useless police to disturb and frustrate the public. Am asking him and his dissapointing team. What will happen to those who don’t have the card.? What I believe in a good govt is that any law pass on. Affect the populace and there reaction will tell if it favour them or not. Why on earth is he coercing on the public. He restrict the okada. But even on the approve road the police will still disturb them.

  4. Omolaja

    November 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    I am surprise at peoples’ ignorance about this new development. The development will improve every aspect of Lagos economy, reduce crime rate at the long run, and the state government will have an approximately figure of those the state is responsible for. This development should be embrace not to be condemned because most of Nigerians are uneducated, and very harden to learn new system. For example, if we have a database for all Nigerian, our Government will not be corrupt to extreme. If anyone commits any crime in Nigeria, and his not caught at the spot, it’s unlikely the person will be caught for the crime, but with database record, all that is needed is finger print, or even description. In summary this will help Lagos State, and Lagos state Police forensic department.

  5. Kingsley Ejah Adah

    November 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    It a shame to Nigeria benue in particular

  6. Sofia Ogbini

    November 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Onyeka frm italy pls lagos state create job frist b4 .copying other advance country.

  7. Igbadumhe Collins Cornelius

    November 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    dat is nonsence, are we not one nigeria? Lagos is a state not a country….

  8. Remi

    November 12, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    In as much as I support the issuance of national identity card,. I belief that issuance of a state identity card will be tantamount to dividing nigeria and this will amount to a treason. Lagos state belong to all bonafide Nigerian, we cannot refer to some people as illegal immigrant in their own motherland. You might not be a resident but one should be able to move around and do business without any fear. Fashola should be able to plan any development base on the national census and in liaising with the office of statistic .

  9. Maris

    August 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    It is a very welcome ideal igbos go and develop ur own state and leave lagos alone for the yoruba’s

  10. John

    August 20, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    MARIS You ARE (ITIBORIBO)Learn how to live with fellow human being. how many years do you think you have to live more here on earth as as everybody.

  11. biliaminu nurudeen

    June 7, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    no money no id card god bless nigeria

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