An order has been given out for the immediate closure of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) enrollment centres in Lagos, Katsina, Ekiti, Ogun and Anambra States as part of preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus.
This was announced in a statement issued by Mr Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications of NIMC.
The statement read:
"As part of the measures to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the NIMC has ordered the immediate shutdown of all its enrollment centres in Lagos, Katsina, Ekiti, Ogun and Anambra states.
“The move becomes necessary to prevent our Staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.
“Consequently, all enrolment activities, card collection and other identity-related activities are hereby suspended in the aforementioned states till further notice.
“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat,” he said.
He added that the commission, however, regretted any inconvenience caused as a result of their decision.