NIMC shuts down all centres over Coronavirus
The National Identity Management Commission on Thursday ordered the immediate shut down of all its enrollment centres. According to the commission, the move is part of the measures to stop the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic. The commission said all its centres in Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Katsina and Anambra states had been ordered to shut down. The Head, Corporate Commissions, NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, said the move became necessary to prevent the commissions staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic. “Consequently, all enrollment activities, card collection and other identity related activities are hereby suspended in the aforementioned states”, NIMC stated. It said the closure was not to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which had become a global threat. Adegoke said the commission regretted the inconvenience this might cause the public.