Tuesday, December 22, 2020

NIN registration: NIMC reopens centre in Lagos

The National Identity Management Commission has reopened its enrolment centre in Lagos on Tuesday for National Identification Number registration.

The web portal of the National Identity Management Commission had earlier been inaccessible on Wednesday.

Many people, who wanted to print the enrollment form, which is a major requirement for registering for the Nationwide Identity Number, were unable to do so.

Checks showed that www.nimc.gov.ng as well as www3.nimc.gov.ng displayed error messages.

It was observed that only applicants who had completed the filing of their application forms were allowed into the premises of the NIMC at Alausa, Ikeja.

Officials of the NIMC had earlier issued tally numbers to the applicants in the morning.

The officials encouraged those that had not been attended to as of 2 pm on Wednesday to return the next day, as early as 6 am, to captured.

The Lagos centre was one of those that were shut down on Monday due to the large crowds that gathered without regard for COVID-19 protocols.

The MIMC had on Monday shut down enrolment centres in Lagos, Katsina, Ekiti, Ogun and Anambra states as part of preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus.

The announcement was contained in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications of NIMC, Mr Kayode Adegoke, on Friday in Abuja.

“As part of the measures to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the NIMC has ordered the immediate shutdown of all its enrollment centers in Lagos, Katsina, Ekiti, Ogun and Anambra states,” he had said.

Adegoke said the decision became necessary to protect staff and applicants from the Coronavirus.

“The move becomes necessary to prevent our Staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.

“Consequently, all enrolment activities, card collection and other identity related activities are hereby suspended in the aforementioned states till further notice.

“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat,” he added.

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