Identity Card: NIMC Declines to Attend to Applicants in Ogun

Operations of the National Identity Management Commission in Ogun State have been suspended indefinitely by the staff pending the provision of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, by the management.

A visit to the commission’s office at Oke Mosan in Abeokuta revealed that applicants requesting the National Identification card were turned down.

Some of the workers while speaking with newsmen said the suspension of service was in line with the order from their union in Abuja that officers from level twelve downward should stay at home as a result of the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.

They also listed inadequate working equipment, unfavourable work conditions and poor welfare packages as part of their agitations.

A representative of the senior staff Association of Nigeria Comrade Kuoye Lukman while speaking noted that workers of the commission were unduly exposed to coronavirus while several efforts to correct the anomaly were not attended to by the management.

An applicant, Mr. Sadiq Adebayo expressed concern over the situation as the government’s pronouncement on national identity and the current impasse between the management of the commission and its workforce had placed the citizens at the receiving end.

He called for speedy resolution of the crisis in the interest of the populace

Wale Oluokun

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