National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Embarks on Strike

Staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Grade level 12 and below have commenced a 2-day warning strike.

According to NIMC, the Strike had become necessary in order to demand safety measures for themselves against COVID-19, due to the recent increase in the number of visitors at the NIMC offices, which exposed them to the risk of COVID – 19 infection.
Other reasons for the Strike action include the demand for a new salary structure, lack of proper work equipment, poor funding and irregularities in promotion.

A crowd of people gathered at the NIMC office in Lagos.

Following the Federal Government’s directive in December 2020 that telecom operators should link their subscribers with National Identity Numbers (NINs), or risk having subscribers lines disconnected by the end of January 2021, there has been a surge in the number of subscribers who have shown up for enrollment at Various NIMC office locations across the Country, with Many ignoring Covid 19 safety protocols.

Subscribers on a queue in front of an NIMC office.

Chairman of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), NIMC unit, Asekokhai Michael and the unit’s secretary, Odia Victor said the decision was taken at the last Congress of the association held on January 6th, 2021.

In a communique signed by Asekokhai Michael and Odia Victor, it was said that “The Unit Executive hereby directs all members on Grade Level 12 and below in the Head Office and all states offices to report to their respective duty posts tomorrow, 7th January, 2021 and do nothing”,

Story: Hafsat Isah & Osen Attah

Pictures: Channels Tv

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