The inhabitants of Abuja had on Tuesday stormed the Wuse, Abuja office of the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) to get enrolled for their National Identity Number registration(NIN).
The large crowd turned up for their NIN registration on Tuesday at the Commission’s Office; following the pronouncement of last Friday and Monday as public holidays by the Federal Government to mark the Christmas celebration for Christians in the country.
A cross-segment of the individuals who were in line for a long time to get enlisted called for additional expansion of the time for Nigerians to connect their phone lines to NIN.
They likewise presented a defense for the commission to make more enrollment centres in addition to the existing ones to help the current registration situations across the country.
In response to the People’s demand, the Commission stated on Tuesday that:
“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.”
In addition, the Commission went on to encourage all candidates to make use of their face masks, observe social distancing and wash their hands while at its centres nationwide to ensure that the deadly coronavirus is not spread.