In a bid to simplify the process of obtaining the National Identification Number, the National Identity Management Commission has issued fresh guidelines for applicants.
With the fresh guideline which kicks into effect from December 30, 2020, applicants can now book for the NIN application in any of the NIMC offices closest to them.
These developments were contained in a statement titled, ‘NIMC Adopts Booking System For NIN Enrolment’ issued by the commission’s spokesperson, Kayode Adegoke.
“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 (9 am – 1 pm).
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 statement reads in part
The Commission also urged all applicants to use their face masks, observe social distancing and wash their hands while at its centres nationwide.
Recall that despite the surge in the cases of the COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria recently, a mammoth crowd swooped on the offices of the NIMC across the country in a bid to obtain the NIN which has been made mandatory if an individual is to continue using his or telephone number.
This flagrant abuse of the COVID 19 protocol has now forced the commission to come up with an easier process to obtain the number.