Registration of applicants for the National Identity Number (NIN) was on Thursday paralyzed across the country as workers of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) began a nationwide strike.
The strike followed NIMC union’s displeasure at members’ working conditions in the face of COVID-19.
In a statement the President, Lucky Michael, and Secretary, Odia Victor, jointly signed, the union said workers were exposed to dangers of the virus with three officials already contracting the novel disease adding that the commission’s management was insensitive.
The strike action saw people, who trooped to the NIMC offices across the country for the ongoing registration for identity numbers stranded as there was nobody to attend to them.
Recall that the Federal Government had, on December 14, 2020, ordered telecommunications firms to disconnect telephones lines of subscribers who failed to link their National Identity Numbers to their subscriber identification modules.