Published January 12, 2021
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja
Workers of the National Identity Management Commission on Monday resumed the National Identity Number registration exercise in the commission ’ s offices across the country .
However, the workers commenced the countdown of the 21 -day ultimatum which they gave the Federal Government as touching welfare and safety issues for employees of the commission .
The President , Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit , Asekokhai Lucky , told our correspondent in Abuja that workers of the commission suspended their two -day warning strike last week to give room for negotiations with the Federal Government .
“ Registration for NIN has recommenced because we have resumed work in our offices nationwide, but that does not mean that the issues of concern have been settled, ” he stated.
Lucky added , “ We are commencing negotiations with the government through the communications minister tomorrow ( Tuesday ) where we hope to resolve the issues .
“ Also, we have started counting down on the 21 -day ultimatum we issued the management of the commission and if nothing tangible is agreed on before the expiration of the ultimatum , then the strike will resume .”
Workers of the commission had downed tools on Wednesday and Thursday last week over fears of being infected by COVID -19 while carrying out the NIN registration exercise .
The strike was suspended after the intervention of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy , Isa Pantami , as the union and government agreed to meet Tuesday ( Today ) to address the concerns .