President Muhammadu Buhari being assisted by the Director general CEO of National Identity Management Commission , Mr.Chris Onyemenam during Biometric Capturing of the National Identity card held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today. Photo: GODWIN OMOIGUI
President Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday in Abuja registered by officials of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enable him to obtain his national identity card.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents after his registration inside the Presidential Villa, Buhari said the exercise would confirm the country’s population, especially of those aged 18 years and above.
“I think this exercise is very important as it will confirm our population and those, who are entitled to vote – that is those, who are 18 years and above.
“It will complement the exercise of the Permanent Voters Card.
“So, for those who want their votes to count from whichever party or constituency, they should ensure that they and their families are properly captured like I have been captured.“