The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has announced the immediate suspension of enrollment process while ordering all its centres to shut down until further notice.
This is inline with the government effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus across the country.
All centres in Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Katsina and Anambra states had been ordered to shut down.
The Head, Corporate Communications, NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, said the decision is part of the measures to protect the commission’s staff and applicants.
“Consequently, all enrollment activities, card collection and other identity related activities are hereby suspended in the aforementioned states till further notice.
“The closure was not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which had become a global threat.
“We regret the inconvenience this might cause the public.”