Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), NIMC branch has called off its strike over the fear of COVID-19 spread in the agency aswell as lack of adequate funding and equipments.
After a meeting with the Federal Government on Friday, the association agreed to call off the strike after the government agreed that the demands of the employees would be addressed.
The President of ASCSN, Mr Lucky Michael, confirming that the strike had been suspended said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrolment of citizens for National Identification Numbers.
Meanwhile, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Pantami has assured staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) that their grievances will be addressed.
In a statement by the Head of Cooperate Communications, NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, the Minister assured staff that matters involving their welfare would be looked into while calling for their dedication to duty.
The statement says the Director-General of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, stressed his Management’s avowed pursuit of the welfare, health and safety of all staff of the commission especially with the provision of COVID-19 prevention safety gears.