Residents of Lagos State will soon be able to use a new resident card with a number of functions.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA), Engr. (Mrs.) Ibilola Kasunmu announced that the new card will be replacing the old identity card.
According to her, the new card comes with more features and functions that will result in faster and better services for cardholders.
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For instance, has 28 applets that can be used for various purposes, including applications for loans to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), payments to multiple vendors including BRT buses, ferry services, and banks’ automatic teller machines (ATMs).
Kasunmu added, “The card also serves as a means of personal security and identity verification at points of procuring government services, in addition to the resident cardholder being able to use it for services such as processing of driver’s licence and filing of tax returns among others.’’
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“The old identity card was made of plastic and very limited in functionality. So, holders of the old card need to upgrade because the lifespan of the card has been changed from 10 years to five years. This is to allow for flexibility to onboard more features and expand usability because of fast-changing technology trends.’’
Concluding, she said, “The impact of technology on the global identification landscape includes making it cheaper and easier to identify people accurately, as well as access services quicker. With the Lagos ID Card, our children can have easy access to educational services from primary to secondary schools in the State.
“My appeal to all Lagos residents is that we should all maximise this opportunity to enable us to get access to faster and better services from the State Government.’’