In its bid to be a truly world class city, the Lagos State Government is set for the registration of residents starting from January 2013. The move is aimed at registering over 20 million residents of the commercial capital of Nigeria which will help make the process of governance better as well as control the influx of illegal citizens.
Duly registered residents will be issued an Identity card after registration.
This was disclosed on Thursday by Lagos state Public Relations Officer, Mr Akiniyi who said that every Lagosian must ensure their information is included in the Lagos residents database.
According to him, “Government has the responsibility to cater for everyone residing in Lagos, regardless of the exercise to differentiate between legal residents and illegal immigrants.”