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Why We Shutdown NIN Enrolment Centers – NIMC




The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said some enrolment centers across the country were shut down due to the non-adherence to the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Naija News reports that the NIMC made this known in a post on its Twitter page on Monday.

The NIMC noted that in order to manage crowds it will be adopting a number-issuing style in the meantime.

Shut down of some enrollment centres:

“Dear esteemed applicants,

“The NIMC wishes to inform members of the general public that some enrolment centers were shut down today.

“This was due to the non-adherence to the Covid-19 pandemic prevention protocols:

“No Face mask, no physical distancing, etc.

“As a control measure, the Commission would be adopting a *number-issuing* style in the meantime. A determined number will be issued daily on a first-come-first-served basis.

“This is to manage the crowd in line with established covid-19 regulations.

“We hereby regret any inconvenience this action must have caused.

“The Commission will continue to devise ways to serve the public better.

“Thank you,” NIMC tweeted.

The federal government on Monday announced the extension of the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers.

The decision was taken to extend the deadline during a meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman – NCC, EVC-NCC, DG-NITDA, DG-NIMC, ECTS/ECSM-NCC, Chairman ALTON, CEOs of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.

The federal government gave a three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 19th January, 2021; and Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.

Source: Naija News

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