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FG Gives New Update On NIN Registration

Federal government take new decision on NIN Registration amidst of covid-19 outbreak.

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) unit of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), has directed members to embark on strike.

A communique released at the end of a congress and signed by Micheal Asekokhai, ASCSN NIMC unit and Victor Odia, the union’s secretary, said the industrial action was over poor welfare package, lack of tools and risk of exposure to coronavirus.

Officials carrying out NIN enrolment are on strike until further notice. This may mean the 19 January and 9 February deadlines for completing registration are no longer feasible.

Mixed Reactions On Twitter

Wale Adetona@iSlimfit

Nigerians always find a way to turn everything into a money making avenue even if it means extorting and inconveniencing their fellow citizens. This NIN registration thing should be suspended. It’s already turned a cash cow for some people.

Peter Parker@peteralaks

Many people in Bayelsa here are paying to get theirs done quicker than others

Heard some are paying up to 2k as well as 1k

Ibrahim Yusuf Olatunji@iam_Brahim

In my shop here in Lagos it’s done 1500, 3000,and 5000 it depends on how fast you want to collect it.

Akinlade O Lawrence@lekxylaw

This is very nice and commendable. Can we have this action across board? Get an ACTIVE UNIT to check the rot in public service and let’s entrench accountability. Walahi, things will definitely change

Gem Omojuwa@omojuwagem

It’s not because of SIM linkage that NIMC workers extort people, it has been endemic long before now. If you cannot join the long queue, you pay a certain amount to jump the queue to fast track your registration. This is Nigeria!


Very good, thank goodness. They collect money for that is clearly ‘not for sale’. They are also rude. I sent an email to the website and I still haven’t gotten any response yet. They should place a website that is accessible and responsive to customers.


I hope it’s real cos here in Ikot-Ekpene LG Council office, the NIMC staff charge as much as 1,500 each while at Independence High School, Ukana, Akwa Ibom State, it’s 500.00 flat rate


Lagos State in particular

I wonder why FG is subjecting Nigerians to unnecessary hardships by the sudden announcement and/or directives. I wonder why Nigerians love fire brigade approach, you had to wait until penalty is attached to obtain your NIN in operation for over 9yrs,smh


What the hell took them so long? But i as well hope they are actually releasing the necessary funds to NIMC for the exercises.

They should stop all this audio government thing.


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