Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has expressed that the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment may be suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
He expressed that the large crowds at different registration centres across the country pose COVID-19 risks.
Mamora stated this on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.
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“Nobody feels good; 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. 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 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. So, people may have to wait and be called at intervals to go through the process,” he said.