NIMC Workers Begin Strike

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    National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) members of staff in Lagos State have gone on strike.

    The NIMC office located on the premises of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) office in Alausa, this morning were also not functioning.

    While hundreds of residents were seen as early as 8am, the workers there said they had downed tools.

    The notice of strike was, however, signed by the President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC branch, Lucky Michael, and its Secretary, Odia Victor.

    It read in part:

    “Consequent upon the just concluded congress of the above-mentioned association that took place on January 6, 2020, the unit executive directs all members of grade level 12 and below in the head office and state offices to report to their respective duty posts tomorrow January 7, 2020, and do nothing.”

    “All members at the local government offices and special centers are advised to stay away from their various centers as a task force and implementation committees would be on parade to ensure total compliance to the directive.”

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    “Staff members were infected with COVID-19 and adequate measures have not been taken to curtail the spread. The meeting resolved that the safety of staff should be prioritized. Furthermore, the office environment should be fumigated immediately.”

    “The congress agreed that the NIMC staff salary structure approved by the Federal Government vide Presidential assent be implemented in the personnel appropriation of the 2021 annual budget effective January 2021.”

    That the lopsided and irregular promotion done in 2017 and 2020 be reviewed, regularised and gazetted in accordance with public service rules.”

    The Nigerian Communications Commission had last month asked all telecoms firms to disconnect the SIM cards of all persons who have not integrated their National Identity Numbers with their phone lines by the end of January.

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