The card can be used during loan applications to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), payment for services across multiple vendors including BRT buses, Ferry Services and Banks’ Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs).
The Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) is set to introduce a new resident card that will serve multipurpose functions for Lagos residents.
This information was disclosed by the General Manager of LASRRA, Engineer (Mrs) Ibilola Kasunmu, during a two-day workshop organised for media personnel at the agency’s office in Ikeja recently.
It was stated that the new card, which is loaded with features and functions that will enable the cardholders enjoy and have access to faster and better services from the Lagos State Government, will soon be launched.
Mrs Kasumu explained that the new card has 28 applets for different services including but not limited to applications for loan applications to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), payment for services across multiple vendors including BRT buses, ferry services and banks’ Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs).
According to her; “The card also serves as a means of personal security and identity verification at points of procuring government services, in addition to the resident cardholder being able to use it for services such as processing of driver’s licence and filing of tax returns among others”.
While imploring residents to pre-enrol on www.lagosresidents.gov.ng after which they will go to the nearest registration station located across the State with proof of address and identity for biometric capturing, Mrs Kasunmu gave an assurance that the registration is seamless, free, and does not require any form of stress, urging those that registered before 2019 and those who have changed their names and addresses to validate their information on the website.
“The old identity card was made of plastic and very limited in functionality. So, holders of the old card need to upgrade because the lifespan of the card has been changed from 10 years to five years. This is to allow for flexibility to onboard more features and expand usability because of fast-changing technology trends”, she explained.
The General Manager further disclosed that the agency is projecting that no fewer than six million Lagos residents would access the new card by the end of the year 2022.