Telecommunications firms have been licensed to register individuals who don’t have nationwide identification numbers, so as to scale back massive crowds on the workplaces of the Nationwide Id Administration Fee, stated the NIMC.
NIMC director common Aliyu Aziz stated that another private and non-private organizations have additionally been licensed by the fee to offer NINs to serve the crowds on the fee’s workplaces.
This was when fee employees informed our correspondent on Tuesday that the Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, Isa Pantami, had arrange a committee to satisfy the calls for of NIMC officers.
NIMC employees dropped instruments on January 7, 2021 in protest on the fee’s welfare issues, however their strike was lifted after the minister’s intervention.
Responding to an inquiry into measures taken by the NIMC in relation to complaints from residents and crowds on the fee’s workplaces, Aziz stated that cellular community operators have been empowered to additionally present identification numbers.
“We license organizations from the private and non-private sectors, together with telcos (telecommunications firms), to create extra facilities,” he stated in a message on WhatsApp to our correspondent.
On December 15, 2020, the Federal Authorities declared that, as of December 30, 2020, all SIMs that weren’t registered in legitimate NINs on the telecommunications firms’ community can be blocked.
It subsequently prolonged the deadline of December 30, 2020 after broad opposition to the earlier announcement and gave three weeks of extension to subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021.
It additionally granted a six-week extension to subscribers and not using a NIN from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021, however many organizations requested a brand new extension of the deadline or complete suspension of the NIN registration course of as a result of massive crowds that didn’t but your NINs.
Relating to the assembly between NIMC employees and the minister of communication, the President, Affiliation of Senior Authorities Officers of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Asekokhai Fortunate, stated that some resolutions have been reached.
He stated the minister informed the union that among the employees’ claims have been new to him, since he solely took on the NIMC’s oversight function in October 2020.
“So what he (Pantami) did was create a seven-man committee to work on the problems and report back to him in two weeks,” stated Fortunate.
Fortunate stated the 21-day ultimatum issued previous to NIMC administration continues to be in impact, though there have been requires the union to waive the ultimatum.