The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that from tomorrow, December 30, applicants wishing to obtain their National Identification Number will be based on booking.
NIMC spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, in a statement today, December 29, said that the new measure has been taken in view of the second wave of Coronavirus which continues to severely affect public health and cause unprecedented disruptions.
“The Commission wishes to announce that it has adopted a couple of measures to contain the spread of the virus whilst ensuring its services to Nigerians are not entirely interrupted.
“Effective December 30, 2020, attending to applicants would be based on Booking System. For Bookings, applicants are to visit any of the NIMC Offices closest to them during stipulated business hours (9am – 1pm).
“Once admitted into the office, a Number-Issuing queue management system will be in place to ensure orderliness and strict adherence to Covid-19 Protocols.”
The Commission also advised all applicants to use their face masks, observe social distancing and wash their hands while at its centres nationwide.
The Federal Government through the Nigerian Communication Commission had ordered telecommunications companies to deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phones to their National Identity Number.