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Friday, September 25, 2020

Odumosu : We'll Partner NIMC On Data Capturing To Boost Forensic Investigation In Lagos

                      •Mrs. Opesanwo 
                        & CP Odumosu

From Godwin Akomah, Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu, has assured of his readiness to work with the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) in capturing the biometrics of Lagosians nay Nigerians to boost forensic investigation and curb crimes in the state. 

Hakeem Odumodu gave the assurance when the Regional Coordinator of the Commission, Mrs Funmi Opesanwo, led a team  of NIMC officials to his at GRA Ikeja, on courtesy visit yesterday.

The Police chief in demonstration of the importance attached to the National Indentity project, 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 immediately.

According to the Command's Police Public Relations Offier, Muyiwa Adejobi, a Superintendent of Police(SP), the Police Commissioner also directed that a temporary office within the State  Police Headquarters, Ikeja, be set aside for the Commission to commence the exercise as soon as possible.

He also emphasized on the importance of biometric and database management to crimes prevention and detection, proper identification of residents, and having accurate population of Lagos State and Nigeria at large. 
In her response, the Regional Coordinator, Funmi 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, and avail themselves of the grace of having their National Identity Cards and numbers (NIN).


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