In 2011, during the Babatunde Raji Fashola Administration, the Lagos State Government established the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA). This agency plays a pivotal role in maintaining an accurate and updatable database of residents, which is crucial for efficient planning and allocation of resources in the state. If you’re a resident of Lagos State, obtaining a LASRRA card is essential, and this guide will walk you through the process.
Mission and Vision of LASRRA
LASRRA’s mission is to identify and register all residents of Lagos State to facilitate efficient planning and resource allocation. Their vision is to establish a reliable and updatable database of all Lagos State residents. Here’s how you can be a part of this initiative:
Benefits of Registration
Registering with LASRRA offers a multitude of benefits, including:
- Enabling the government to plan and implement policies, projects, and programs effectively.
- Allocating resources to the sectors of the economy that meet residents’ needs.
- Assisting in market allocation within the state.
- Identifying the need for essential facilities like hospitals, schools, and libraries.
- Determining the required number of teachers, doctors, and nurses.
- Simplifying government service delivery.
- Enhancing economic growth in Lagos State.
- Improving traffic management and transportation planning.
- Planning for sport and recreational centers.
- Eradicating poverty through targeted initiatives.
- Facilitating disaster management strategies.
Registration for Adults (Age 16 and Above)
If you’re 16 years or older, you have two registration options:
- Online Registration: Visit the LASRRA online registration website here. Fill in your details, and a unique reference number will be generated. Take this number to your nearest registration point or office for biometric data capture.
- Direct Registration at a Registration Point: Visit a registration point where an officer will manually enter your data into the system and capture your biometric information. You’ll receive a temporary registration card, which is valid for 12 months. This serves as proof of registration until you collect your permanent residency card.
Remember, you can register at any location across the state, regardless of where you live or work. However, you must collect your residency card from the registration office in your Local Government (LG) or Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Registration for Children (Ages 0 to 15)
Children aged 0 to 15 are also eligible for LASRRA registration. Here’s how it works:
- Registrants under 15 years are categorized as children and require proof of identification only.
- Children do not need to visit registration stations; they can be registered online.
- Biometric data for children will not be captured until they reach adulthood.
Required Documents for Registration
For both adults and children, you will need to provide proof of residence in Lagos State. Additionally, you’ll need two proofs of residency and identification. Acceptable documents include:
- Rent Receipt/Utility Bill (current place of residence)
- International Passport
- Employee’s ID card (with employer’s address/logo)
- National ID card
- National Driver’s License
- Student’s ID card
- Tax Card or receipt
- Letter of Identification from Parent/CDA/Householder or registered association or organization
Please ensure that all proofs of residency and identification are valid at the time of registration.
LASRRA registration stations are spread throughout Lagos State. You can find one in your Local Government (LG) or Local Council Development Area (LCDA). Here is a list of registration stations:
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In conclusion, registering with LASRRA is essential for efficient planning and resource allocation in Lagos State. Follow the steps outlined in this guide to obtain your LASRRA card, contribute to the state’s development, and enjoy the numerous benefits it offers.