West Africans to have biometric ID cards from January

Published: 17/Dec/2015
Source: thenewsnigeria.com.ng

Free movement of persons, goods, inauguration of Biometric Identity Cards and integration of West Africa countries begin on Jan. 1, 2016.

President of ECOWAS Commission, Ambassador Kadré Ouedraogo, said this at the end of 48th Ordinary Session of Authority of Heads of States and Governments of the commission in Abuja on Thursday.

Ouedraogo also said the commission would prevent dress codes that obstruct identification of individuals by security personnel in order to detect terrorists/suicide bombers.

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Themes: Sub-regional Standards, Identity Documents
Regions: West Africa
Year: 2015