Nigerians ignore appointment dates as NIN deadline nears
Okechukwu Nnodim, AbujaLarge crowds of Nigerians who do not have National Identity Numbers on Thursday gathered at the National Identity Management Commission, as they jettisoned the appointmen...
Okechukwu Nnodim, AbujaLarge crowds of Nigerians who do not have National Identity Numbers on Thursday gathered at the National Identity Management Commission, as they jettisoned the appointment dates given to them by the Commission.Workers at the Commission observed that the rush was intensifying by the day because the deadlines issued by the Federal Government for the registration of Subscriber Identification Modules with NINs were fast approaching.
The PUNCHhad exclusively reported on Thursday that the Nigerian Communications Commission was awaiting the advice of the Federal Government as regards the deadlines.The Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, had also told our correspondent that the
earlier announced deadlines were still in forcedespite the clamour for extension or outright suspension of the registration process.The information by the commission triggered further rush on Thursday, as crowds of NIN seekers who had no appointment still surfaced at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday. headtopics.com
READ ALSO:Two arraigned over attempt to kidnap Rivers lawyerThe President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Asekokhai Lucky, said it had been difficult to manage the crowd, as people no more keep to appointments.He said, “We actually gave them numbers, telling them to go home and come back on the day of their appointments.
“But you will still see people standing at the gate side holding appointment dates that are not for today but for sometime in the future. When you ask them why, they will argue with you that the deadline by government is close.”READ ALSO:DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ONRead more: The Punch Newspapers »
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Last minute gang✌ If they wish they should block our SIM card I will not go at this very critical time So they are trying to close down schools but people are packed just for NIM 💔💔clowns !!! Who wan die Make them block the line. Abi Corona virus no dey 9ja again? It's this a prank or ? and what is even the appointment date😏😏
I don't even think about it.