The Lagos State Government is set for the registration of residents starting from January 2013.
Fully registered legal residents will be given an Identity card after registration.
The registrations of over 20million people living in Lagos is aimed at providing better governance and to control the influx of illegal citizens.
Lagos state Public Relations Officer, Mr Akiniyi who made the announcement on Thursday said every Lagosian must ensure their information is included in Lagos residents database.
“Government has the responsibility to cater for everyone residing in Lagos, regardless of the exercise to differentiate between legal residents and illegal immigrants.