- NIMC has ordered a shutdown of all its centres in five states over coronavirus scare
- Coronavirus has become a great threat to the world including the world power, USA, UK and UAE
- Kayode Adegoke, the NIMC's head of corporate communications, said the measure is to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has ordered the immediate shutdown of all its enrollment centres in Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Katsina and Anambra states.
Legit.ng reports that the NIMC took the decision as part of the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
A statement issued by the head, corporate communications, Kayode Adegoke, indicates that the move became necessary to prevent its staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.
"As part of the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has ordered the immediate shut down of all its enrollment centres in Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Katsina and Anambra states.
"The move becomes necessary to prevent our Staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic," the statement read.
Adegoke said that all enrollment activities, card collection and other identity-related activities have also been suspended in the aforementioned states until further notice.
"Consequently, all enrollment activities, card collection and other identity-related activities are hereby suspended in the aforementioned States until further notice," it added.
He said the closure was not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat.
"We hereby regret any inconvenience the closure might cause as our paramount concern as a responsible and responsive commission is the safety of all," the statement added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigerians started rushing to buy chloroquine following statement from President Donald Trump that the drug had been approved to treat coronavirus.
It was reported that a visit to some pharm*cies in Lagos and Abuja showed that chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, was in high demand.
Findings also showed that there was a rush for chloroquine in many pharmacies located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
A pharm*cy owner in Lagos stated that all his packs of chloroquine finished on Thursday evening, March 19, noting that only one person bought 15 packs and promised to return to buy more when available.
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