COVID-19: NIMC shuts down as crowds besiege Lagos offices for NIN registration.


The National Identity Management Commission has closed down its workplaces in Lagos State as huge groups assembled there on Monday in an offer to enroll and get the National Identity Number.

NIMC Spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, affirmed the improvement to The PUNCH on Monday evening, saying that the choice was taken to hold fast to COVID-19 conventions as the nation struggled the second flood of the pandemic.

The Nigerian Communication Commission had requested broadcast communications organizations to inside about fourteen days suspend telephone supporters who have no NIN.

Many Lagosians marched to NIMC workplaces on Monday for their NIN enrollment however the vast majority of the individuals, who assembled at the NIMC office in Alausa, and different pieces of the state were either not wearing face veils or not noticing physical removing, accordingly spurning the convention set up by the public authority.

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When reached, the NIMC representative didn’t react to approaches Monday yet he answered to an instant message shipped off his line by our journalist.

Adegoke stated, “It was just closed down today to hold fast to the COVID-19 pandemic security convention. Enlistment would begin tomorrow yet candidates would be given a count affirming date of enrolment.”

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Likewise, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, revealed to The PUNCH on Monday that the NIMC shut down its workplaces in the state before authorities of the Lagos State Safety Commission got to the jam-packed workplaces.

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Omotoso stated, “Authorities of the Lagos State Safety Commission discovered that group accumulated there. In this way, they went there however before they arrived, the individuals themselves had closed the spot since they could presently don’t control the group. It was not the Lagos State Government that shut the spot; Lagos State Government authorities just went there to exhort them that it was bad to empower swarms at such a period like this. They were simply the ones who shut it.”

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A few concerned Nigerians had communicated worry over the unexpected mandate of the Federal Government and had approached that the cutoff time given for the enlistment be expanded yet the public authority has stayed determined.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project had depicted the request as a maltreatment of common liberties and took steps to sue the Federal Government inside seven days in the event that it isn’t repealed.


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