Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has expressed worry over the large crowds that have been gathering at the National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment centres across the country and wanted it suspended for the purpose of controlling the second wave of coronavirus.
The minister, who spoke, January 11 on Channels TV Sunrise Daily show, said: ”it is displeasing to see crowds gather at the National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC) offices.
“Nobody feels good. I don’t feel good looking at the picture where people are gathered in multitudes. It’s like super spreader events which we don’t like. 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. So, people may have to wait and be called at intervals to go through the process.”
He advised the NIMC to re-order the enrollment process, which he said, will help avoid large crowds across the nation.
“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.”