3 November 2014

Obasanjo Discloses- What My Tribal Mark Is

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has listed his tribal marks as one of his identity cards. 

Obasanjo disclosed this today, November 3 when he collected his electronic National Identity Card from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), The Nation reports.

Speaking at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the former president said: “Not many people know that I have three identity cards. The first is the international passport, the second is National Identity card and the third is my tribal marks. It is not funny that I’m collecting the National Identity card at a time that I’m unemployed and unemployable.

“What we have now is what we wanted to do in 1979 but not as complex as this one and also not as sophisticated as this. Although we are getting the card late, but we are getting the best that technology can offer.”According to him, the e-national identity card will assist the country in “intelligence gathering” as well as in tackling the security challenges plaguing the nation.

He however expressed worry on how those in the village will be captured and of how much use the card will be to them.
“I have my worries and I always express my feelings. I have got special treatment but how will it be for someone in my village to be captured?

“How much of this functionality in the card will be useful to him and how much will be paid knowing that poverty is still ravaging the rural dwellers. These are issues you will have to address,” he said.

Recall that Obasanjo had registered for the National Identity Card (NIC) on Friday, August 22, keeping the information about his next of kin away from the prying eyes of newsmen.

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