Following the recent directive by the federal government that all National Identification Numbers (NIN) must be linked to individual phone numbers, Nigerians stormed the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office in Lagos this morning. The massive crowd that showed up at the NIMC office draw at lot of social media attention as the government has given a two-week directive for all numbers to be linked to their NIN.
Also recall that the government has asked that restrictions should be placed on all forms of religious and social activities to curb the further spread of the Coronavirus as the country is experiencing a second wave of the spread of the deadly virus.
See how Nigerians have reacted to the crowd at the NIMC office today in Lagos.
NIMC office at Alausa this morning, omo… pic.twitter.com/gouM8C3gVf
— Aremu Pokipoki (@prinzgbemi) December 21, 2020
Ban concerts, open NIMC office fully knowing it’ll be crowded after threatening to block all sims that don’t have NIN.
Nah they’re not confused, they purposely want to frustrate people for no reason.
They know what they’re doing.
— RERE 🧛 (@rereayodele) December 21, 2020
NDLEA SWAT are out there picking up the baton SARS left.
They shut down Bars in Lagos because of COVID-19 yet thousands of People are gathered at the NIMC office.
Watching Nigerians suffer gives this Government orgasm.
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) December 21, 2020
Seal up a club but allow thousands of people gather at NIMC office just because they want to get their NIN. This country is actually being governed by a circus
— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish_) December 21, 2020
The scene yesterday at the NAIA, Abuja @hadisirika. This happened to people who squeezed out 100k or more for tickets. Imagine what'll happen at NIMC centres when @DrisaPantami's brainwave begins. Thanks for helping COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/iD1yhOz0m2
— Chuks Akunna (@akunnachux) December 21, 2020
I have never had biometric information taken so much as in my 4 years living in Nigeria. Who can help @nimc_ng link and access the data they already have from tens of millions of Nigerians from voting registration, BVN, passport and so on? How is all this data being managed?
— Stephanie Busari (@StephanieBusari) December 21, 2020
Crowd are at NIMC office in Ikeja, Lagos to register for National ID. But Cinemas, Clubs and others were sealed up because of Covid-19 rules. We can't even celebrate the coming Xmas as we want. Our leaders will just come up with stupid ideas pic.twitter.com/YVrPLTol0h
— E B I T U™ (@EbituPromise) December 21, 2020
Nigeria is so fvcked up…. A lot of people have been sent home this morning because many people have booked down for registration(NIN). The official said they should come back next year March.. imagine 😧…How will a small room like this be used for registration @nimc_ng pic.twitter.com/OSYUNRPbuD
— Sprinkle.Salt ☯ (@blaqeric10) December 21, 2020