Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has stated that the Federal government may be forced to suspend the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) due to the large crowds which pose COVID-19 risks.
Mamora, a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this when he appeared on Channels Television today January 11.
“Nobody feels good; 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. 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. So, people may have to wait and be called at intervals to go through the process” he said