Large crowds gathered at the Alausa office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Lagos on Monday amid the battle with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Government issued a two-week ultimatum to all telecommunications operators in the country to block all Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) without National Identification Number (NIN).
The gathering of the large crowds is because of the two-week ultimatum earlier given as Nigerians attempt to register for the NIN and beat the federal government’s deadline for SIM deactivation.
Nigerians on Twitter react to the non-enforcement of COVID-19 protocols at the Alausa NIMC office. Here are some of them.
Seal up a club but allow thousands of people gather at NIMC office just cos they want to collect NIN. We no dey ever think straight for this country.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) December 21, 2020
I don't understand why the government will shutdown all social gatherings because of COVID-19 and then open up NIMC offices for NIN registration.
Or is it that COVID-19 no dey near government offices?
— KANNY🀄 (@o_kanyy) December 21, 2020