No Face Mask No NIN, FG Declares

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued new directives to all Nigerians seeking to obtain their National Identification Number (NIN).

According to a statement issued by the spokesman of NIMC, Kayode Adegoke,anyone who does not wear face mask will no longer be attended to in their various offices across the country.

The new directive according to the statement was due to the crowding witnessed at the commission’s various offices despite the resurgence of Covid-19 infections in the country.


The Commission said it has developed a new “NIMC adopts booking system for NIN enrolment” that will ensure that people schedule for their data capturing session ahead of time to ensure that the issuance of the NIN becomes less crowded and cumbersome.

The statement read in part, “Mindful of the second wave of the COVID-19 which continues to severely affect public health and cause unprecedented disruptions, the Commission wishes to announce that it has adopted a couple of measures to contain the spread of the virus whilst ensuring its services to Nigerians are not entirely interrupted.

“Effective December 30, 2020, attending to applicants would be based on Booking System. For Bookings, applicants are to visit any of the NIMC Offices closest to them during stipulated business hours (9am – 1pm).

“Once admitted into the office, a Number-Issuing queue management system will be in place to ensure orderliness and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.”


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