The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said that the Federal government may suspend the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) due to the large crowds which pose COVID-19 risks.
Mamora, who is also a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said this when he appeared on Channels Television on Monday, 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