Again, large crowds defy COVID-19 restrictions, storm NIMC for NIN

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Dozens of people have gathered at the headquarters of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Lagos and Abuja, to register for their National Identification Number (NIN).

This comes as the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, issued a two-week ultimatum to all telecommunications operators in the country to block all Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) without National Identification Number.

This also comes at a time that the country is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 infections. But because of the deadline and for fear of their SIM cards getting blocked, many have defied all protocols put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

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