The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed its readiness to work with the National Identity Management Commission,(NIMC), in capturing the biometrics of Lagosians, to boost forensic investigation and curb crimes in the state.
Penpushing reports that, the Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu gave the assurance on Thursday while playing host to the Regional Coordinator of the Commission, Mrs Funmi Opesanwo, in his office at Ikeja area of the State.
The police boss during the courtesy call, in a manner suggesting the command readiness 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.
Penpushing further reports that in a swift action, an order was given for an office within the State Headquarters Ikeja , be set aside for the Commission to commence the exercise as soon as possible.
The Commissioner 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.
Penpushing also reports that the Regional Coordinator of the Commission, 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.
The Coordinator 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).