Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has expressed commitment of his government in establishing a comprehensive data base and proper identity management system that would enhance effective planning in the state. 

He said this while officially flagging off the state residents registration exercise at Executive Council Chamber, Governor’s office, Ibadan. 

Governor Makinde who explained that Nigeria has a challenge of identity management said Oyo is determined as a state to establish valid system to know who lives and where in the state. 

While lauding his Special Assistant on ICT and e-governance,  Bayo Akande Jnr and his team for showing commitment to the task, Governor Makinde urged the team to put in more effort to meet the target of the state on the residents registration.

In a remark, the Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT and e-governance, Bayo Akande Jnr, said aside providing adequate data for planning and budgeting, data gathered could assist in addressing challenges of insecurity.

The Special Assistant noted that an elaborate media campaign and sensitization would be employed by the team to increase awareness on the initiative. 

He equally stressed that the registration exercise would cut across all local government areas in the state and various sectors.

Highlight of the flag off ceremony was the official registration of Governor Seyi Makinde as a resident of Oyo state.

RadioNig/Cynthia Akere

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