Saturday, 09 January 2021 06:13

NIMC workers suspend strike, give fresh ultimatum to FG

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The 2-day warning strike embarked upon by staff of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been called off on Friday. 

This was disclosed by chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) NIMC unit, Lucky Michael Asekokhai, in Abuja on Friday.

“We have called off the strike and all our members are to resume on Monday,” Asekokhai said.

The union chairman, who said the staff had achieved their aim with the 2-day strike, called on the Federal Government to yield to their demands in good time.

He, however, said that a fresh 21-day ultimatum has been issued to Federal Government to meet the demands of the NIMC staff or risk a full blown strike.

FG to meet with union on Tuesday 

Meanwhile, Federal Government will on Tuesday meet with representatives of NIMC staff in Abuja to discuss about their welfare.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, will lead FG’s team at the meeting.

Executives of Trade Union Congress (TUC) will also be at the meeting, the official who didn’t want to be named said.

The warning strike was embarked upon to demand chiefly for safety measures for NIMC staff against Covid-19 and also to demand for a new salary structure.

The 2-day strike crippled the National Identity Number (NIN) registration process across the country on Thursday and Friday.

Federal Government had on December 15 directed telecom operators to link their subscribers’ SIM with their NINs.


Daily Trust