- President of the Association listed their grievances to include the exposure of NIMC staff to COVID-19 risks and poor funding.
The National Identification Number registration has reportedly suffered a set back as workers of the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC embarked on industrial action.
The industrial action follows the notice of strike signed by the President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC branch, Lucky Michael.
According to the notice, all members of grade level 12 and below in the head office and state offices of NIMC were directed to withdraw their services.
President of the Association listed their grievances to include the exposure of NIMC staff to COVID-19 risks and poor funding.
Other requests include payment of overtime and the provision of enough tools to work with adding that staff members were infected with COVID-19.
The President of the Association warned that implementation committees would be on parade to ensure total compliance with the directive.
You will recall that the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC had earlier asked all telecoms firms to disconnect the SIM cards of all persons who have not integrated their NIN with their phone lines by the end of January (read more here)
Meanwhile, thousands of applicants were locked outside of the offices of the NIMC.