All those who are planning to do their National ID card should please pay attention to this Warning Strike. Nigerians were taken by surprise when the federal government placed an order that all SIM cards should be linked to a National identity number due to the rampant criminal activities. A time limit was also set, that any SIM card that has not be linked to a NIN would be blocked afterwards.
However, according to reports, the Federal Government directive to telecom operators to link their subscribers with National Identity Numbers (NINs) may suffer a setback because of the warning strike. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)’s staff below grade level 12 have begun a 2-day warning strike Thursday.
Meanwhile, this strike began due to the fact that the NIMC staffs have been exposed to covid-19 and they are demanding for safety measures. Well, considering their exposed to a huge number of applicants, the staffs are at risk of contacting the virus. Also the chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) NIMC unit, Asekokhai Lucky Michael, and the unit’s secretary, Odia Victor, are also demanding for a new salary structure. So all members in their special centres and local government offices are now advised to stay away as a task force would be on ground to ensure compliance.
So my advice for those who still want to do their national ID card, is that they should wait until the strike is over.
What do you think about this and do you think the government need to provide the necessary safety measures for the staffs? Leave a comment so I can know what you think. Thanks.