The national identity numbers registration has been suspended just as a unit of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), embarked on indefinite strike.
The association explained that the industrial action was due to poor welfare packages, lack of tools, and risk of exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was contained in a statement signed and released by Micheal Asekokhai, ASCSN NIMC unit and Victor Odia, the union’s secretary.
The statement read in part: “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.”
“It was agreed that all enrolment activities should be suspended with immediate effect pending when the aforementioned demands are met.
“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 with the directive.”