- The NIMC has come up with an effective measure to avoid over-crowding during NIN registration
- The commission announced on Tuesday, December 29, that the enrolment exercise will be through a booking system
- The pattern will enable all applicants with specific numbers to be registered on particular days
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With effect from Wednesday, December 30, National Identification Number (NIN) applicants will be required to do the registration exercise through a booking system throughout the country.
The new guideline was issued on Tuesday, December 29, by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Punch reports.
The NIMC's spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, in a statement released on Tuesday disclosed that applicants will now be enrolled only through a number-issuing queue system to achieve orderliness in line with new COVID-19 protocols.
The statement reads:
“...the Commission wishes to announce that it has adopted a couple of measures to contain the spread of the virus whilst ensuring its services to Nigerians are not entirely interrupted.
“Effective December 30, 2020, attending to applicants would be based on Booking System. For Bookings, applicants are to visit any of the NIMC Offices closest to them during stipulated business hours (9am – 1pm).
“Once admitted into the office, a Number-Issuing queue management system will be in place to ensure orderliness and strict adherence to Covid-19 Protocols.”
Meanwhile, many persons trooped out at the headquarters of the NIMC offices in Lagos and Abuja with no regard for social distancing.
Journalists in both cities of the country observed that very few persons were mindful enough to at least wear face masks.
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This came coming at a time when the government is coming up with restrictions and fresh measures to ensure that persons within the shores of the country and those coming in are safe.
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