Olurunnimbe Mamora

Covid-19: Federal government may suspend NIN registration- Minister of Health

Olurunnimbe Mamora


The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has on Monday said that the ongoing registration for the National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment may be suspended due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Mamora while playing host on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme today, said it would be wise if NIN enrolment and registration is suspended.

His words: “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. But 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 so as 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.

“We have a duty as government to ensure that people are protected; we also have a duty to ensure people comply within the limit of what is good for the society at large.”

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