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How to Get a State/Local Govt Identification For Screening and Interview

Sample of Ekiti State Local Govt. of Origin
One of our aspirants for Kwara State University has just asked where to get the local government identification or citizenship certificate, as the university calls it.

The university asks for it as one of the perquisites to seek admission into the university. This is because the university will charge more than half the fee of her state citizens for the non-indigene.

He probably didn’t know what document is not to mention how to get it.

He is not the only one in this confusion, several admission seekers are hearing about it for the first time when they seek admissions into universities, polytechnics, or colleges that demand it for documentation and screenings.

This post will summarize where you may need the state identification now and in the future; then show you how to get yours.

Where You Will Need a Local Govt. ID/Citizenship ID

  1. For Admission Screening Purpose – especially by institutions that only conduct admission screening instead of post UTME. And for those who conduct post UTME test, they will need it after you must have been offered admission for documentation purposes.
  2. Career/Job Pursuit – after graduation and you seek employment. You will continually be asked to attach your local government identification when seeking jobs.
  3. Bursary Collection Requirement – where a state is giving bursaries to its citizens in higher institutions, a State Identification certificate will be required for clearance.
  4. Political Office Chase – for now, or in the future, contestants for political offices will be required to present their state citizenship for verification and documentation.

How to Get Your Local Government Identification/State Certificate of Origin

  1. Visit your local government secretariat.
  2. The department in charge is usually attached to the office of the local government chairman or the secretary.
  3. Prepare about N5,000 processing and issuing fee. A few local governments are charging less than that at present in Nigeria. You may need to confirm the current price from your neighbors.
  4. You may need about two recent passport photos for the processing 
  5. If you’re not living in the local government area at present, consider sending a proxy to confirm the price and processes involved. Confirm also, if it is possible to collect it by a proxy. Most of our local governments issue it to someone else on your behalf.

Case Study

In Osun State, for example, the state government/local government is issuing the state or origin identification for as high as N3,500 depending on your council.

You will need about two passport photographs when going for it.

A proxy can help you get it across in case you’re not in town at the moment.

In Kwara State, the application for citizenship identification is now done online. Applicants can make payment for the State identification directly on a dedicated website. Then, proceed to the local government secretariat for collection.

Experience has shown that fees being paid by applicants may be the same online, but before being given, he or she may spend more offline.

For a majority of northern states, you won’t spend more than N2,000 to get your local government identification handy.

Local Government Signatory is a Form of Identification

There are occasions when they ask you to sign a paper or a part of a form such as Army, Navy, Amotekun, UNILORIN predegree form, LAUTECH freshers' form, etc with your local government. As earlier noted, this part of the papers can be signed by the chairman or secretary of the local you claimed.

However, these forms of signatories are not called local government identifications, instead, they're confirmations that applicants are from that local government. In other words that signing on the paper or form doesn't replace the physical official independent paper or certificate that bears the name and logo of the local government.

Therefore, a school or an organization may ask for the two i.e give you a paper to be signed by the chairman or secretary and at the same time ask you to bring the local government identification.

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63 comments:

  1. Good day please how do i get a letter from my community paramount ruler and also the CDC chairman

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    1. Visit your King or his representatives for such a letter.

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  2. So I will have to travel all the way to abia state to get my local government identification number

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    1. A relative may get that for you and send to you.

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  3. I've been asked to bring My local Government Identification for screeening purposes. Do i go to the local government secretariat where i reside or to my own local government secretariat

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    1. The local government of your birth is required in this case.

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  4. Is it normal for a married woman to write her husband's name on her local government identification .

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    1. If she has done official change of name, she would need to use her husband name. Otherwise, she should should use the name that corresponds with her other credentials.

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  5. Pls my sister was asked to bring "Letter of identification from local government/state of origin" now the confusion is this, is it going to be from the local govt of her birth place which is in surilere lagos, or from the state we came from which is esan in edo state.

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    1. It should be form the state/local government she claimed during her registration.

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  6. Please is state of origin cert different from local government identification letter?
    If yes, can I get them done at same place in my local government??
    And where can I get my birth affidavit please?? Can it be any state???

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    1. Yes, the same thing. Get it at your local of origin or the Local you claimed for whatever purpose.

      For the birth affidavit, use any High or Magistrate Court.

      Read more through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/07/how-to-get-birth-certificate-in-nigeria.html

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    2. Please have done mine since 2003 but I misplaced it, please how do I get another one

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    3. You can get it back following the same process you got the first one from.

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    4. Can't the processes be mentioned here

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    5. hello sir, can you help to get benue state local government identication..

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    6. No. This kind of help is not what you should be looking for online. They will scam you. Be careful!

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  7. 2 years was deducted from age when I was processing my secondary school admission. How do I get a legitimate birth certificate?

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    1. The age used when gaining entrance to the secondary school is now your official age. For all your official chases such as admission, jobs, etc., that will remain your age. When getting your Birth Certificate, it should bear that age.

      Read more through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/07/how-to-get-birth-certificate-in-nigeria.html

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  8. Good evening sir/ma, I'm asked to go get my state of origin certificate(EKITI), and that I can also get it in Lagos, where please? and what and what do I need to take along. Most importantly how much do I pay. Thank you����

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  9. How do I get my state of origin
    I'm.in Makurdi and I don't have money to go back and collect it

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  10. Enter your comment...Good day, I'm from osun state but i reside in lagos, do i have to go all the way to osun to get it done? or can i get it done here in Lagos?

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    1. Read the post again. All clues are duly given in the post.

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  11. I don't understand the difference between attestation and certificate of origin: Hope they are the same?

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  12. I was born and brought up in Edo state and acquire all my certificates in Edo state,but my father is from kogi state, but residing in Edo state, can I claim Edo state as my state of origin in terms of looking for work?

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    1. You can if you have the local government identification for the state.

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  13. Please how can I get local government identification latter from the state am married to?

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    1. You will simply follow the same procedures as detailed in the post above.

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  14. what are the requirements needed for the local government identification

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  15. Please can I get my local government certificate in lagos.. I was told I can get it at ogun state liaison office here in lagos

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  16. I am from Anambra State,but resides in Ogun State,where will I go to collect the Local government Identification letter,is it here in Ogun State or Anambra State

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    1. If they ask for local government of origin certificate, you will go to Anambra State.

      If they ask for local government of residence certificate, you get that of Ogun State

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  17. Can I use my local government of origin certificate even if it has not been stamped

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    1. You can use it. You may be lucky your school doesn't properly check it. But why wasn't it not stamped?

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  18. I was told to sign some of my navy form at my local government and police station certificate or I don't get sir pls enlighten me on this🙏🏼

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    1. Read the last section of the post above. Your question is already addressed there.

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  19. Please am from ijebu ode Local government area but am now residing in ph and as it stands now I don't know anyone in ijebu ode non of my relatives is there, what should I do and I was asked to get my local government identification letter is there any other way I can get it

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    1. In that case, you have to travel down to get it.

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  20. Please I made mistake on my First name as last name on portal discovered aster payment, how can I correct it to reflect my correct name on the certificate. Thank you.

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    1. Talk to your admission office. They will handle that.

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  21. 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘀𝗶𝗿
    𝗜'𝗺 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗢𝗴𝘂𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗢𝗻𝗱𝗼,𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝘂𝗹𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝘁 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝗲

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  22. I’m from rivers state also base here is it compulsory I must go to my own local government council to get my certificate or I can get it anywhere in rivers ??

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    1. You have to go to your own local government secretariat to collect your certificate of origin

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  23. Sir where can I get my certificate of local government done in abeakuta south

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  24. Good morning sir, can change my Date of birth after Admission into University, because during my BVN procession they added 2years to me to make 18yrs then but I went to do NIN they used that BVN so all the data on my BVN is what they used, my question is can I still change it when I got money after Graduation or while still in school

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    1. You can't change dat of birth after gaining admission. It's the JAMB date of birth will get on through your school days and for NYSC

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  25. Please Sir is citizenship certificate the same as birth certificate Sir. Because I already have birth certificate from my local government Sir. Thanks.

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    1. They are not the same. Birth certificate confirms your date of birth while citizenship certificate confirms your local government/state of origin

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  26. Sir am having a Kwara state offa LG as my citizenship letter, but one am using in my jamb is Kwara state oyun Lg.. will Dey gv me admission into Kwasu like dat?

    Nd am using June/July awaiting result for my post utme screening sir, will I b able to meet up wit d Admission

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    1. For the question 1, get the LG certificate of the local government on your JAMB.

      For the question, 2, NECO should meet their admission all things being equal.

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  27. Pls sir, I need identification letter to process my passport, but am now residing in Ibadan but am from osun state sir

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    1. You will go back to Osun State to get state of origin certificate or local government identification

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  28. Sir my waec certificate age is different from my jamb date of birth but my jamb date of birth is same with my date of birth please sir won't I have issue with that while I'm tryna get admission

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  29. Please will age be asked of in the case of local government certificate or identification

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  30. Good evening sir, please is local government of Identity meaning that I should present d one with ma state of origin?

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  31. Sir can i ask someone to help me process my LGA identification in Anambra because am in Lagos currently or do I have to go there myself

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