National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)’s staff below grade level 12 have begun a 2-day warning strike on Thursday to demand safety measures against COVID-19 and also to demand for a new salary structure.

Chairman of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) NIMC unit, Asekokhai Lucky Michael and the unit’s secretary, Odia Victor said the decision was taken at the last Congress of the association held on January 6, 2021.

“The Unit Executive hereby directs all members of Grade Level 12 and below in the Head Office and states office to report to their respective duty post tomorrow (today) 7th January, 2021 and do nothing”, a communique signed by Michael and Victor said.

The association also advised members in the local government offices and special centres to stay away as the association task force and implementation committee would be on ground to monitor compliance.

Federal Government has directed telecom operators to link their subscribers with National Identity Numbers (NINs).

Large crowd has sufficed in NIMC offices nationwide, ignoring Covid 19 safety protocols.