NIMC suspends strike to continue registration of NIN

Staff of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has call off the strike which started on Thursday last week over the fear of COVID-19 spread in the agency.

The strike was suspended after its workers had a meeting with the Federal government, where it was agreed that the demands of the employees would be met.

The President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Asekokhai Lucky, confirmed the suspension.

Asekokhai said staff of the commission across the country was being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrollment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.

He said: “We just finished the meeting and the minister (of communications and digital economy) has intervened in the matter. He has promised to look into our grievances. So, we will be meeting with the minister on Tuesday and, on that note, we’ve called off the strike and all workers will return to their offices by Monday morning.”

‌He added that Memo has been sent out to all staff to the effect.

Asekokhia stated that the Trade Union Congress, which was the mother body of ASCSN, was part of the meeting with the government, as a 21-day ultimatum was served on the management of NIMC.

The union leader added: “We actually served the management of NIMC a 21-day ultimatum based on the issues of welfare and safety against COVID-19 that we raised.

“The ultimatum starts counting today officially. And for it to start counting officially from today we had to step down the strike we embarked on yesterday. So on that note also we’ve called off the strike, while the ultimatum starts running.”


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