The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) issued fresh guidelines for applicants to obtain their National Identification Number (NIN).
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Kayode Adegoke, NIMC spokesperson, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the new directives are part of measures to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and prevent the spread of the virus.
The statement read: “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.”
The Commission also urged all applicants to use their face masks, observe social distancing and wash their hands while at its centres nationwide.
the Federal Government through the Nigerian Communication Commission ordered telecommunications companies to deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phone lines to their National Identity Number.