Music executive and singer, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has raised concerns over the government’s decision to make Nigerians queue for the ongoing National Identity Number (NIN) registration despite the increase of the spread of COVID-19.
The singer took to his Twitter page to call out the government noting that the government’s directive is completely reckless, inconsiderate and dangerous.
“In the middle of the pandemic, this is how our Nigerian government has its citizens queuing up to get their NIN numbers. Completely reckless, inconsiderate, and dangerous. Then tomorrow the NCDC will release covid infection rates and say social distancing. This country sha. Kai,”
In another tweet, Banky W noted that the second wave of the pandemic is killing more people and it is irresponsible for the government to allow people go out in large numbers to register for NIN.
“@NCDCgov @NigeriaGov @NGRPresident This is completely irresponsible of us as a country, to insist on this mad scramble for NIN numbers in the middle of Covid’s 2nd wave. People are dying. We should be smarter/wiser/better than this for goodness sake.”
The politician’s tweets are coming in due to the deadline issued by the federal government to citizens without the NIN.
Subscribers with NIN have been given the grace to connect it with their records before January 19, 2021, while those without NIN have till February 9, 2021, to get it and update their records.