National ID will soon be vital for doing business -NOA
FEDERAL Government will embark on massive enforcement of the use of National Identify Number for public transactions in January, 2019.
Anambra State Director, National Orientation Agency, Mr. Charles Nwoji, stated this during the Sensitization Campaign jointly organised by the agency and the State Directorate of the National Identify Management Commission, on the benefits of the National Identity Card and the use of the National Identity Number, held at the Palace of the Traditional Ruler of Ndikelionwu, Orumba North Local Government Area.
Speaking during the event, Nwoji noted that people may face some difficulties in doing business or engage in any transaction for refusal to register, when the policy comes into effect.
According to a statement signed by Anthony Obiora,Nwoji revealed that the programme was organized for the people of the 16 communities in the local government area and urged those who have not registered or obtain theirs to do so immediately with their valid identity cards, identification letters from their President General and other valid information, as well as acceptable forms of identification.
He advised those that have obtained theirs to keep striving towards preserving and protecting the numbers, adding that they could register their school age children with their own National Identity Numbers, including their new born babies.
Earlier, the traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu, Igwe Chukwuemeka Ike, tasked the participants on the need for the National Identity Number, saying it would help them benefit optimally from government development policies, programmes and activities.
Also speaking, Supervisor of National Identity Management Commission, Orumba North Local Government Area, Tochukwu Nwajagu, stated that the commission is committed towards getting things right by producing accurate and correct data base for Nigerians for equitable allocation of the nations resources.