The Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LSRRA, has engaged 1,000 personnel for its forthcoming registration of all residents in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
General Manager of LSRRA, Ms. Yinka Fashola disclosed this on Tuesday at a stakeholders' forum held at the Lagos City Hall, saying that any moment from now, the agency would begin registration of all Lagosians.
With the exercise, every resident will possess a highly secured unique identification number and card. It will also remove the veil of anonymity from every citizen of the state.
The database will serve as a register that will contain all the demographic information of all residents of Lagos State. About 1000 personnel will be engaged in the process, she stated.
Fashola added that the exercise is to establish a reliable and updateable database of all residents of Lagos State as well as provide useful information for social, political, business and financial activities.
She said sophisticated technological features including finger prints would be employed to authenticate and validate the registration process as well as the identity cards, which residents would be able to use in transactions with any government agency.
It contains a unique reference number (residency number) that links every individual to his or her own personal and biological data. The residency number serves as a reference for the respective individual in her/her identity-proved transactions with government bodies.
Fashola disclosed that 57 registration stations had been cited within the 20 Local Government areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA), urging residents to take advantage of the process.
According to her, if you currently reside in the state, you are required to register. If you are newly taking up residence in the state and intend to be resident for more than six months, you are also required to register. Anyone who wishes to access the services provided by Lagos State Government for its residents will be asked to authenticate their residency and identity.
Vice Chairman, House Committee on Science and Technology, Lagos House of Assembly, Gbolahan Yishau said the registration process when completed would assist government in planning as well as allocating resources where such is needed, saying that this process would allow government determine the overall resources required to formulate and implement policies, projects and programmes when the number of people to cater for is known.
It would also allow for proper allocation of resources to the appropriate sectors of the economy to meet the needs of residents of the state, he stated.
Source: PM News