The Federal Government has given an update on suspension of NIN registration in Nigeria.
THECONSCIENCE reports that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari may suspend the ongoing National Identification Number enrolment process over COVID-19 health risks.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this disclosure over a suspension of NIN registration for now.
Mamora urged the National Identity Management Commission to go back to the drawing board and re-order the enrolment process to avoid large crowds at its centres nationwide.
Government may consider suspension of NIN registration over covid19 fears in Nigeria
Mamora, who is a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said the government has a duty to ensure Nigerians are protected at all times, hence a possible suspension of NIN registration.
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The Minister of State for Health said this on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily Programme as a guest.
His words: “I don’t feel good looking at the picture where people are gathered in multitude; it’s like a superspreader event which we don’t like.
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But I’m also aware that the relevant ministry which is the communications and digital economy is looking at this.
“My understanding is that the whole process may be suspended so as to reorder the whole process in terms of management of the crowd because it was never intended that it would become a rowdy process like that.”
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The Minister added, “We have a duty as government to ensure that people are protected.
we also have a duty to ensure people comply within the limit of what is good for the society at large.”
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