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OGUN ASSEMBLY MOVES TO EASE NATIONAL IDENTITY REGISTRATION

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In its bid to ease the challenges being faced by people of the State in the process of obtaining the National Identity Card, Ogun State House of Assembly has waded in to provide logistic support for the State Office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure seamless registration, especially for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination applicants.

The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo gave the assurance during an interactive session with members of the NIMC management team of the agency led by the State Coordinator, Mr. Adeniyi Olatunde at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan.

Oluomo noted that lawmakers, as representatives of the people had decided to support the Commission to solve the challenge being faced by prospective JAMB applicants, mainly youths, who were having difficulties in registering for the national identity card, which was part of the prerequisites for JAMB.

According to him, the State Headquarters of NIMC had been experiencing a large turnout of applicants across the State, stressing that there was need to ensure that all Local Government had the required logistics to register the applicants, hence, the intervention of all lawmakers in the State at providing power supply in all the Local Government Councils serving as registration points in the State.

Speaking earlier, Mr. Adeniyi Olatunde, disclosed that the Commission has registration centres in 18 out of the 20 Local Government Councils, including the State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta and some institutions but the challenge of irregular power supply in some LGs created the delay in registering applicants.

While thanking the lawmakers for their planned intervention to ease the power challenge being faced by the commission, the Coordinator assured the House that NIMC would redouble its efforts at ensuring a hitch -free registration for all applicants.

 

Jamiu Lawal

Head, Information Unit, OGHA

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