The National Identity management commission, NIMC has ordered the immediate closure of its enrolment centres in 5 states.
This development is part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus that has found its way to Nigeria. In a statement on Thursday, signed by Kayode Adegoke, the head of corporate communications, NIMC, the commission is keen on making sure none of its staff or applicants get infected.
“As part of the measures to avert the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has ordered the immediate shut down of all its enrollment centres in Lagos,
Ekiti, Ogun, Katsina and Anambra States.”
“The move becomes necessary to prevent our Staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.”
“Consequently, all enrollment activities, card collection and other related activities are hereby suspended in the aforementioned States till further notice.”
The commission, however, regretted any inconvenience caused to Nigerians as a result of the move. Earlier today, 4 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed positive which has caused the Federal government to close down public gatherings/events pending the discovery of a vaccine.