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NIMC Workers Calls Off Strike Says Action Continues On February 8th 2021 If Agreement With Federal Government Fails

by Anita Ogona

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)workers union says they have suspended the ongoing strike  after a meeting with the Federal Government.

The Workers both senior staff Union which began their strike action on Thursday 7Th January 2021 over poor allowances and fear of exposure to Covid-19 spread Within the agency due to lack of PPEs and materials to fight the spread of the Virus which is still ravaging the world

A communique released at the end of a congress and signed by Micheal Asekokhai, ASCSN NIMC unit and Victor Odia, the union’s secretary, had earlier said the industrial action was over poor welfare package, lack of tools and risk of exposure to coronavirus.

“The meeting was convened to discuss the state of the exposure of staff members to COVID-19, and the salary structure and its representation in the annual appropriation, and the irregularities in the conduct of promotions, and the personal protection and safety in light of the covid-19 pandemic,” the communique read.

Some of their demands are a review of the “lopsided and irregular” promotion done in 2017 and 2020, implementation of the approved salary structure and its appropriation in the 2021 annual budget and adequate provision of work tools for civic data enrollment.

meanwhile the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) yesterday announced the suspension of the enrolment for the National Identity Number (NIN) nationwide following an industrial action commenced by its staff who are demanding a better welfare package.

The staff shut down operations and suspended enrolment of NIN in all their branch offices nationwide.
Head of Communications at NIMC, Mr. Kayode Adegoke, who confirmed the strike, however, said NIMC would issue a statement in response to the strike.

But NIMC, on its official twitter handle yesterday, said: “NIMC wishes to assure members of the general public that glitches experienced in the enrolment process were temporary

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