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Covid-19: NIMC adopts booking system for NIN enrolment

Covid-19: NIMC adopts booking system for NIN enrolment

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has adopted ‘Booking System’ for the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment as a way of keeping with the Covid-19 protocol of physical distancing.

This is against the backdrop of the large crowds that have besieged NIMC centres nationwide following the Federal Government’s directive to telecommunications companies to deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phones to their (NIN).

Kayode Adegoke, NIMC head of corporate communications, in a statement said to reduce the crowds, the Commission has adopted the ‘Booking System’ which would commence Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Adegoke explained that the new approach requires applicants to visit any of the NIMC offices closest to them during stipulated business hours (9am-1pm), during which their personal information would be collected for the sole purpose of scheduling an enrolment appointment.

“Mindful of the second wave of the COVID-19 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,” the statement said.

“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,” it said.

The Commission also urged all applicants to use their face masks, observe social distancing and wash their hands while at its centres nationwide for the enrolment exercise.