The Nigerian Indentity Management Commission (NIMC) is the pioneer body in charge of the collation and storage of Data for all Nigerians. Late last year, the National Communication Commission promised to block all SIM cards that has not been linked to a National Identity Number (NIN). The deadline for linking the SIM cards was 31 December 2020. It has since been extended.
It however comes as a bad news for many Nigerians that the NIMC has gone on strike. All registration for NIN has been suspended till their demands are met. This comes at a time when almost every Nigerian is trying to get registered. It would definitely slow down the process and make it more frustrating for Nigerians to get their NIN.
The strike is possible because some units of the NIMC belongs to the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN).
The President of the NIMC unit of the ASCSN Michael Asekokhai and the secretary of the unit Victor Odai announced the development in a communique.
According to the communique, the members are to embark on the strike action immediately. According to them there has been irregular promotions, poor safety provisions for the staff and lack of necessary tools like Data, paper, power, airtime etc.
What do you think?
At this critical time should they go on strike?
Should the NIMC still consider blocking SIM cards anymore since the NIMC are delaying the process?
Drop your thoughts below