LASRRA registers 6m residents in one year

By Adeola Ogunrinde

Lagos State Government on Monday said the State’s Residents Registration Agency ( LASRRA) has registered over six million resident in the state.

Commissioner for Science and Technology Tubosun Alake, stated this at the Ministerial briefing at Alausa, Ikeja.

Alake stated that the LASRRA also registered over two million children.

He said “The LASRRA identity card is a multi model card that links bank account, you can also use it on transportation services, when you go on BRT buses or Train , you can use the card, that is why i said it is most advanced card in innovation. That is why i said the card can assist citizens into a formal economy and assist in all economic activities”.

Alake also noted that the State Government has completed the first phase of the 2,700km Metro Fibre Project, adding that the second phase of 3,300km would soon be completed.

He said “ Building a digitized city will require physical infrastructure connections to improve the digital connectivity of the state. The MetroFibre project seeks to deliver 3,000km of optic fibre ducts for increase in digital penetration”.

The Commissioner for Science and Technology also noted 450 cameras has been deployed across the State, noting that it will secure a safe environment.

“ Building a digitized 24 hour city which would allow companies operate in a safe and secure environment thereby creating a safer and more conducive environment for businesses,more jobs and increase IGR, internal generated revenue,of the state.”

Alake further said the project involves the deployment of intelligent video cameras in strategic locations in the state in phases.

Alake also said the State government had provided eight hundred million naira in grants for over sixty startups and more than fifty research projects.

“ The council manages the science research and innovation fund and promote scientific research and innovation activities in public and private institutions”, said Alake.

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