The Ogun Assembly on Friday promised to provide logistic support for the state office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure seamless registration, especially for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination applicants.
Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker, gave the assurance during an interactive session with the members of the management team of the agency led by the state Coordinator , Mr Adeniyi Olatunde at the assembly complex in Abeokuta.
Oluomo noted that the lawmakers as representatives of the people decided to support the commission in the state to solve the challenge being faced by prospective JAMB applicants, mainly youths.
The speaker added that the assembly was aware of the difficulty in registering for the national identity card which was part of the prerequisites for JAMB.
According to him, the state headquarters of NIMC had been experiencing a large turnout of applicants across the state, saying that there was need to ensure that all local government had the required logistics to register the applicants.
“Hence, the intervention of all the lawmakers in the state assembly at providing power supply in all the local government councils serving as registration points in the state,” he said .
Earlier, Olatunde had disclosed that the commission had registration centres in 18 out of the 20 local government councils, including the state secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta and some institutions.
He noted that the challenge of irregular power supply in some local government areas created the delay in registering applicants.
He appreciated the lawmakers for their planned intervention to ease the power challenge being faced by the commission in the state.
The state cordinator of NIMC assured that members of staff in the commission would redouble their efforts at ensuring a hitch -free registration for all the applicants.