NIMC workers suspend strike, to resume NIN enrolments
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Workers of the National Identity Management Commission have suspended the industrial action which they embarked upon on Thursday over the fear of COVID-19 spread in the agency.
It was gathered that the workers decided to put the strike on hold after a meeting with the Federal Government, where it was agreed that the demands of the employees would be addressed.
President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Asekokhai Lucky, confirmed the suspension of the strike.
He said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrolment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.
The warning strike was embarked upon to demand safety measures for the NIMC staff against COVID-19 and also to demand for new salary structure, the chairman of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) NIMC unit, Asekokhai Lucky Michael, and the unit’s secretary, Odia Victor had said.
Recall that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had asked all
telcos to disconnect the SIM cards of persons who have not integrated
their national identity numbers (NIN) with their phone lines by the end of
The announcement however made applicants crowd NIMC offices across the country in large numbers.