The Federal Government has said that it may suspend the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) registration due to the large crowds that gather during the process which pose COVID-19 risks.
Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora who is also a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this when he appeared on Channels Television today January 11.
Mamora said that it was never intended that the process would attract such large crowds, adding that from his understanding, it’s the people that are not complying as they are supposed to apply online and wait to be invited rather than just gathering at NIMC’s offices.
“Nobody feels good; I don’t feel good looking at the picture where people are gathered in multitude. It’s like a super spreader event which we don’t like. I’m also aware that the relevant ministry which is the communications and digital economy is looking at this.
My understanding is that the whole process may be suspended so as to reorder the whole process in terms of management of the crowd because it was never intended that it would become a rowdy process like that. So, people may have to wait and be called at intervals to go through the process”, he said.