A statement by Kayode Adegoke, NIMC’s Head of Corporate Communication announcing the strike suspension reads: “The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is glad to inform the general public that normal enrolment services for the National Identification Number (NIN) have been fully restored at all NIMC offices nationwide as the glitches experienced since January 6, 2021, have been sorted out.
“Enrolment services were temporarily disrupted when the local chapter of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) of NIMC embarked on an industrial action on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 immediately after their congress.”
The statement revealed that the intervention of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, and his promise to look into the grievances of the workers prompted the suspension of the industrial action.
The Minister further advised the workers “To empathise with Nigerians especially at this time that linkage of the NIN with the SIM cards is ongoing for the security of lives and property in the country.”
Confirming the suspension of the strike, Asekokhai Lucky, the President, ASCSN, NIMC Unit, said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrolment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.