As Nigeria continues to battle the spread of Coronavirus, the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has announced the immediate shutdown of all its enrollment centres.
The commission announced that all its centres in Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Katsina and Anambra states had been ordered to shut down.
Nigeria on Thursday recorded new cases in Lagos State bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in Nigeria to twelve (12)
This has led to the shutdown of schools and religious places in most states in the country.
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.”