VP Howard-Taylor Gets Biometric ID Card

V.P. Taylor looks at her newly acquired citizen ID card.

Encourages others to do the same

Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has encouraged Liberians to take advantage and get enrolled into the National Biometric Identification System (NBIS) by obtaining their individual citizen identification (ID) cards.

VP Taylor observed that the exercise is good, and therefore wants every Liberian be a part of it, saying: “This process is helpful to the country and its people.”

The Vice President made the comment when she enrolled at the NBIS to obtain her citizen ID card yesterday. She expressed confidence in the process and praised the management for a successful implementation.

“Thanks for your hard work here. I am pleased with the process and I encourage the public to take advantage of it,” VP Taylor said.

She did her biometric registration when she visited the national headquarters of the National Identification Registry (NIR) in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, on Tuesday, February 13, where she was met upon arrival by the executive director of the registry, J. Tiah Nagbe, who welcomed her and expressed his appreciation for honoring her civic duty by registering for the exercise.

Nagbe informed the Vice President of how the registry remains key for national security and service delivery that can save the government millions of dollars.

It is estimated that using a biometric national ID card can reduce leakages and save over US$100,000 for the government over the next ten years.

Shortly after she completed her enrollment process, VP Taylor thanked the NIR management for the progress made at the registry and expressed her willingness to support the work of the entity.

It can be recalled that Vice President Taylor played a major role in the crafting and passage of the National Identification Registry Act in 2011 when she served as chairperson on the Senate Committee on Autonomous Agencies.


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