The Lagos state police have confirmed its readiness to partner with the National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC)
The confirmation was made known today when the coordinator of the commission, Mrs Fumi oposanwo paid a cutesy visit to the Lagos state commissioner of police, CP Hakeem Odumosu today in his office.
A statement made available to Urban Express-News Online through the Lagos state police public relation officer Sp Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the state commissioner of police, Cp Hakeem Odumosu has confirmed his readiness to work with the national Identity card Management Board in capturing the biometrics of Lagos residents and Nigerians by extension to boost forensic investigation in other to curb crimes in the state.
The PPRO said the police boss gave the assurance on Thursday 24th September 2020 when the regional coordinator of the commission, Mrs Fumi Opesanwo led her team to the office of the commissioner of police with a location at Ikeja on a courtesy visit.
He said CP Odumosu swung into action, directed the deputy commissioner of police, department of finance and Administration, DCP Oqua Etim to instruct all police personnel within the state who have not been captured by the commission to do so immediately adding that an office within the command is set aside for the commission to commence the exercise as soon as possible.
SP Adejobi quoted the commissioner of police as saying; “the importance of database management to prevention and detection of crimes, proper identification of residents and having an accurate population of Lagos state and Nigeria at large remain a better strategic option.
Continuing, Adejobi said the regional coordinator, funmi oposanwo was accompanied by the Lagos west state coordinator, Mr Olumide Aremu, head of Administration, and Mrs Ajibola odedeji.
He said Mrs Fumi oposanwo seized the opportunity to enlighten the police and Lagos inhabitants on the importance of biometric capturing management to the security of life and property, Nigeria’s safety, good governance and international reputation
The statement put further that she charged Lagos residents to make themselves available for the capturing, which is absolutely free, across the state as such will avail them the grace of having their national identity cards and numbers.