ABIA STATE TO MOBILISE CITIZENS FOR NATIONAL ID CARD REGISTRATION

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Abia state government has set up a committee to ensure the registration of all eligible adults residents in Abia State are registered and issued with the National Identity card  by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Inaugurating the committee which has the 17 Local government areas transition committee chairmen and some leaders of thought in the state by the governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu at the Government House, Umuahia, urged them to ensure that every eligible Abian was registered and issued with National Identity Cards by the NIMC.

Dr Ikpeazu expressed dismay at the non challant and unpatriotic attitude of many Abians towards the National Identity  programme which would go a long way in correcting the wrong population figures accredited to the state in the last census exercise.

Represented by his Deputy Sir Ude  Oko Chukwu, the governor said that apart from helping to get the accurate population figure of the State, coming out to be registered to obtain the National Identity Card will help address the issue of paucity of data for development planning and security.

The State Chief executive urged the LGA TC Chairmen to drive the programme to succeed by encouraging and mobilizing eligible people to go and register and obtain their Identity Cards as well as inaugurate an Implementation Committee made up not less than five persons  their various LGs to assist them and bring a radical change that would make the state to be at par with other States in the on going NIMC registration exercise.

He also urged the TC Chairmen to report any impediments to enable the State Government to intervene  and assist them in the task of getting Abians to register and obtain their Identity Cards.

Earlier in his speech, the Chairmen of all the LGA TC Chairmen, Chief PC Onyegbu said that they will ensure that  the NIMC exercise succeed in their various LGAs and appealed that they be supported in terms of logistics

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