FG plans to Suspend NIN Registration.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed plans to suspend the ongoing National Identification Number, NIN registration.
Jameela News reports that the Minister of State for Health, Olorunimbe Mamora said that the Federal Government may suspend the ongoing exercise over the alarming increase in the spread of the COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The Minister who is also a member of the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus in Nigeria advised the NIN officials to go back to their drawing board.
In an interview on Channels TV Sunrise Daily, Mamora said that protecting the lives of Nigerians is the priority of the Federal Government.
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. 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.”
“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.”