National Identification Number (NIN), Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, on Monday said that, due to the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the ongoing registration and National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment may be suspended.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NDDC) has reported 100,087 cases as of Covid19 yesterday. Since Coronavirus stormed Nigeria in February 2020, 1358 have been confirmed dead. Around 80,030 individuals were also treated and discharged.
On Sunday 10, 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus COVID19 in the country.
Nevrtheless, this is a wake-up call to all Nigerian that Covid19 is real. In other to stem the spread, Mamora while playing host on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme today, said it would be wise if National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment and registration is suspended.
His words: “I don’t feel good looking at the picture where people are gathered in multitude; it’s like a super-spreader event which we don’t like. But I’m also aware that the relevant ministry which is the communications and digital economy is looking at this.
“My understanding is that the whole process may be suspended so as to reorder the whole process in terms of management of the crowd because it was never intended that it would become a rowdy process like that.
“As a government, we have a duty to ensure that people are protected; we also have a duty to ensure that people comply with the limits of what is good for society as a whole.”
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