The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Tuesday, cautioned Nigerians against illegal registration on the streets for the National Identity Card.
Mr Tayo Adeniyi, Lagos State Coordinator told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, that those carrying out such registration on the streets on our behalf are not officials of the commission.
Adeniyi said that NIMC has created nearly 44 centres to facilitate registration and collection of the national identity cards across the state.
He added that the centers were spread across the entire local governments and the Local Council Development Areas (LCDA’s) in the state.
“The people you see outside are not our staff; they are running their own business centres. The only thing we go against is when we see our logo in the centre.
“ we will alert the security agents, and the Department of State Services (DSS) to effect their arrests because they have been labeling us that they are our agents.
“We have 44 registering centre across Lagos State; I do not know why people still patronise street agents.
“Registration is free, collection of name is free, collection of identity card is also free,’’Adeniyi said.
The coordinator said that the registration could also be done through the internet.
He advised applicants to bring the print out for confirmation and capturing.
He also urged the public to go to centres closed to them and register.
“We have a website that can be used to register people; if you come with your slip, we will check and retract your data, and then take your biometrics.