Governor Of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu has described the relaunching of the State’s Resident Card as a step in the right direction for the State Government at a relaunching event of the Lagos State Resident ‘Smart’ Card yesterday.

“This relaunch is particularly significant because it demonstrates our administration’s commitment to the Smart City vision, which seeks to integrate and embed cutting-edge technology into our daily lives and our daily interaction with government and public services” said  Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.

The Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) is a laudable initiative introduced during the administration of His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola, with the aim of building a reliable database of all residents in Lagos State, to enable effective and realistic planning, especially for the provision of social services and amenities.

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu said what has been done is an upgrade of the Lagos State Residents Card from an ordinary plastic card, meant only for identification purposes, to a ‘Smart’, multi-purpose card that combines biometric identification with other functionalities and benefits, that cuts across areas such as security, financial services, mobility and access to government services and amenities.

He further said that the  ‘Smart’ Resident Card will help address the issues surrounding the identification and traceability of Lagos residents, and ultimately help inform Government’s planning and provision of services designed to secure lives and property.

The Governor therefore solicit the cooperation of all residents to register and acquire their Lagos State Resident Card, to enjoy the many benefits on offer, and to enable us more thoroughly and effectively plan and budget for the delivery of the dividends of democracy, against the backdrop of it’s ever-growing population.


Bello Akinkunmi Yakub