WORKERS of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), yesterday called off their industrial action, 24 hours after it commenced.
They were protesting alleged poor allowances and the fear of exposure to COVID-19 spread in the agency.
The suspension of the strike followed a truce between the workers and the Federal Government.
Government, it was gathered, agreed to look into the grievances of the workers.
Registration amid COVID-19 irresponsible, says Afenifere
The registration amid the surge in Covid-19 infections has not gone down well with the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere.
The group yesterday described the exercise as “the most irresponsible act of governance” on display in the history of Nigeria.
It said the registration signified total disregard for the lives of citizens.
“It is so barbaric and archaic that Nigerians are being exposed to these dangers which shows a lack of critical thinking in leadership when bodies like Google can manage whatever information on people’s phones without having any contact with the owners,” the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said in a statement.
He challenged government to respond “to the strong allegation by the President of the Association of the Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (NIMC Unit), Lucky Asekokhai, that already the virus had been detected in three officials of the agency at its headquarters with the government doing a cover-up.”
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