Workers of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), have suspended the industrial action which they embarked upon, on Thursday over poor allowances and the fear of exposure to COVID-19 spread in the agency.
The President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Mr Asekokhai Lucky, confirmed the suspension of the industrial action in Abuja.
He said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and continue the enrolment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.
Mr Lucky said, “We just finished the meeting and the minister (of communications and digital economy) has intervened in the matter. He has promised to look into our grievances.
“So, we will be meeting with the minister on Tuesday and on that note we’ve called off the strike and all workers will return to their offices by Monday morning.”
Many Nigerians have been storming the various NIMC offices as a result of the deadline issued by Federal Government to telecommunications operators in the country to block Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) without National Identification Number (NIN).
The government has, however, extended the deadline for another six weeks from December 30 2020 to February 9, 2021.