The Lagos State Government set to roll out the New Lagos Identity Card.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ms. Yinka Fashola during an Internal Stakeholders Workshop held on Saturday, 10th July, 2021, at Alausa, Ikeja disclosed the new Lagos State Identity Card.
In her address, Ms. Fashola revealed that the Lagos State Government is committed to ensuring the successful rollout of the card as she encouraged all enrolment officers to be proactive and show commitment to achieving the registration of 100 residents per day.
She expressed confidence that the target of registering 10 million residents before the end of the year can be achieved.
Speaking earlier, the General Manager, Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA), Engr. (Mrs.) Ibilola Kasunmu said that the workshop was held to explain details of the project, declared that the major difference between the card issued previously and the new one to be unveiled is that the latter is a multipurpose Smart Card that meets International Best Practices and will serve as a valid means of identification.
“The card comes with a chip. The chip has multipurpose uses and can be accepted anywhere in the world. Also, you don’t need to carry the multipurpose card around because the chip houses the information to be used by the card. It has contactless capacities”, she said.
Relating that the new initiative aligns with the Smart City Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ‘s administration, Kasunmu said that the concept is the first of its kind in West Africa and was quick to state that the “Unique LAG ID” is to replace the former LASRRA Number.