From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged Nigerians to register with the National Identify Card Management Commission (NIMC) because of its numerous benefits.
Speaking when the Director General cum Chief Executive Officer of NIMC, Engr Aliu Aziz led top management of the Commission to pay him a courtesy visit yesterday in Asaba, Governor Okowa disclosed that effective capturing of Nigerians by the NIMC would ensure ease in doing a lot of things in the country.
According to him, “national identification number is important in capturing who we are; it is needed in so many things, even as we progress in the national health insurance scheme, national population commission, in the fight against crime and several other areas that will encourage the growth of the country.”
Earlier, Engr. Aziz had said that they were in the state to seek government support for more Deltans to be captured in the programme, disclosing that 22.2 million Nigerians out of which 589, 000 are Deltans have been captured.