On Tuesday, The National Identity Management Commission issued fresh guidelines for the issuance of National Identification Number to applicants.
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This was contained in the statement issued by NIMC spokesman, Kayode Adegoke titled, ‘NIMC Adopts Booking System For NIN Enrolment’. This is a move to contain the spread of COVID19 pandemic has Nigerians are trooping to various accredited centres to get enrolled for their NIN numbers.
The statement reads in part, “Mindful of the second wave of the COVID-19 which continues to severely affect public health and cause unprecedented disruptions, 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.”
This new approach will reduce the number of people that will be waiting to get enrolled into the NIMC system and will reduce several ill claims as it is being circulated by the members of the public about the staffs of NIMC.
The Commission further urged all applicants to use their face masks, observe social distancing and wash their hands while at its centres nationwide, and adhere to all the NCDC guidelines to preventing the spread of COVID19.