The federal government has suspended National identification number (NIN) registration due to overcrowding
According to NIMC, the centres were shut down due to non-adherence to the COVID-19 pandemic prevention protocols.
The agency also announced that it would be adopting a daily number-issuing style of admittance on a first-come-first-served basis.
“This is to manage the crowd in line with established COVID-19 regulations.
“We hereby regret any inconvenience this action must have caused” the agency said.
Meanwhile, National Task Force on NIN and SIM Registration also announced on Monday that the December 30 deadline has been extended till next year.
According to the agency, Subscribers with NIN have been given the grace to connect it with their records before January 19, 2021, while those without NIN have till February 9, 2021, to get it and update their records.
Also, USSD and verification charges remain suspended for the period of the extended exercise.