NIMC staff go on indefinite strike, despite NIN hiccups

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The staff of the National Identity Management Communication (NIMC) has embarked on an indefinite strike over poor allowance and working conditions under Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Leading the protest in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Mr Paul Soroh, said while they work under pressure to enable Nigerians to get their NIN for onward connection to their SIM cards, the federal government has failed to provide necessary tools.

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He further explained that the protest that is ongoing nationwide was also a result of the non-availability of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) even though they were listed as essential workers during the COVID-19 lockdown.

He said, “As you know, workers on level 12 downwards are not supposed to be at work but we came out to do this work voluntarily but because of the attitude of the government, we are withdrawing our voluntary services until something is done about it.”

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