NIMC staffs commence strike over exposure to covid-19, others

The Nigeria Communication Commission had asked the Telecom firms to disable Sim cards without NIN by the end of January. This has caused a lot of crowd at the National Identity Management Commissions branches across the country as over 90 million Nigerians have no registered NIN thereby breaching covid 19 protocols.

“Consequent upon the just concluded congress of the above mentioned association that took place on January 6, 2020, the unit executive directs all members of grade level 12 and below in the head office and state offices to report to their respective duty posts tomorrow January 7, 2020 and do nothing.

“All members at the local government offices and special centres are advised to stay away from their various centres as task force and implementation committees would be on parade to ensure total compliance to the directive.”

Denoted from the  congress meeting of the ACCSN, NIMC branch, the strike is necessary due to the exposure of staff to COVID-19 risks, poor funding, lack of personal protective equipment and irregularities in promotion.

The congress noted that

 “Staff members were infected with COVID-19 and adequate measures have not been taken to curtail the spread. The meeting resolved that safety of staff should be prioritised. Furthermore the office environment should be fumigated immediately.

“The congress agreed that the NIMC staff salary structure approved by the Federal Government vide Presidential assent be implemented in the personnel appropriation of the 2021 annual budget effective January 2021.

“That the lopsided and irregular promotion done in 2017 and 2020 be reviewed, regularised and gazetted in accordance with public service rules.”

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