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Police parleys NIMC to boost security

By Amidu Arije

In efforts at curbing crimes in Lagos State, the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has parley with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in data capturing on citizens to aid the state security architecture.

The Commissioner of Police said he is ready to work with the NIMC, in capturing the biometrics of Lagosians, and Nigerians by extension, to boost forensic investigation and curb crimes in the state.

The police boss gave the assurance while receiving the Regional Coordinator of the Commission, Mrs Funmi Opesanwo and her team in his office at Ikeja on Thursday.

Odumosu instantly swung into action and directed the Deputy Commisioner 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; and an office within the State Headquarters Ikeja , be set aside for the Commission to commence the exercise as soon as possible.

He further emphasized on the importance of biometric and database management to prevention and detection of crimes, proper identification of residents, and having accurate population of Lagos State and Nigeria at large.

While reacting, the Regional Coordinator, Opesanwo, who was accompanied by the Lagos West State Coordinator, Mr Olumide Aremu, head of Administration, Mrs Ajibola Odedeji and others, seized the opportunity to enlighten the police and Lagosians on the importance of biometric capturing management to security of lives and property, Nigeria’s safety, good governance and international reputation.

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 (NIN).

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