Some residents of Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, have pleaded with the Federal Government to extend the deadline for the registration of the National Identity Number (NIN), to enable viable people who are yet to be captured to be captured.
The people also called on the Federal Government to decentralize the registration, so as to make it more accessible to people.
They further hinted that the process was very sluggish and stressful, thereby making it very unlikely that all eligible Nigerians can be captured before the deadline on 9th February.
In her interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in the Local Government Headquarters of Effurun, one Mrs. Mary Ndoaka hinted that, “The stress is too much, It takes a lot of patience for someone to be registered. I have been coming to this venue since last Wednesday.”
“Government should extend the deadline because millions of Nigerians are yet to be captured. Government can employ ad hoc staff to make the work easier.”
“People are not observing the COVID-19 protocols here because of the stress and pressure to get registered. Nobody wants his or her SIM to be blocked.”