Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State says with proper documentation of all Nigerians by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC ), government at all levels will plan better and give proper attention to security in the country.
The governor stated this in Asaba, while commenting on the maiden nationwide celebration of National Identity Day.
He explained that the registration for national identity card through the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) would provide an appropriate figure of the country’s population for effective national planning.
Governor Okowa said it was not just enough to have a day set aside for National Identity; but that it was necessary for stakeholders to ensure that its essence was for the benefit of all Nigerians.
The Delta State Governor urged the Federal Government to ensure that every Nigerian was registered.
The Coordinator of NIMC in Delta state, Henrietta Okolo, decried low enrollment saying about one million persons had been enrolled in the state.