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Banky W Questions Why People Should Queue Up For NIN Numbers

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Olubankole Wellington popularly known in Nigeria as Banky  W Was reportedly born in New York. Aside being into music, he’s also an actor ,Politician and a businessman.

The award winning entertainer has taken to his social handle to  question why President Buhari’s led Government will allow Nigerians to be queuing up to get their NIN registration  numbers amid the second wave of Covid-19.
The award winning Entertainer has described the action of the Federal Government as ” reckless, irresponsible, and dangerous.

See his tweet below:

He tweeted;

“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.


@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.”


A lot of Nigerians have reacted to his post,: See reactions below:

@Oge nna  wrote: I wonder why this NIN registration cannot be extended.


@Gina Okafor: This country is finished.


@ Amaka_ogonba :I don’t know who did this to us. This is not just irresponsible, it is wickedness of the highest order. This cannot happen in other countries. How can our Government be exposing its citizens to the dangers of Covid-19?


@Nwosu Njoku wrote: What bad will extending this NIN registration do the Federal Government? What can’t they just allow Nigerians be? This is something that should be done online not the way it’s being done.

@Ifesinachi_Dalu: When we are being ruled by Aboki and co, what do you expect? Which right thinking President does that? I believe we are now a laughing stock to international community. What a country! So terrible ! So sad..

@Johnbosco: Let’s stop complaining . This was what we chose when we used our hands to vote Jonathan out of power and voted in clueless set of People. So stop complaining… This is just the beginning.

@Emmanuel Obinna: Humm! I’m just reading comments. But as for me and my house, we will not go out for this NIN registration until after the Pandemic. This Government is definitely up to something.

@Musa Ibrahim: When I say our Government has failed us, some people think I don’t know what I’m saying but that is just the truth. Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, the Government is pushing people to contract covid by making NIN registration at this time. Why were they not serious about it before the pandemic? Why now?  Can they allow their children to be among the crowd during this pandemic? This is nothing but wickedness.

@Jac Olu: Banky has spoken well. Just like others. But will they hear? I don’t know who is advising the man at the top.This whole thing can be done electronically. In this time and age, people are still queuing up to get something like this done?

@Ifeoma Okafor: The one that pains me more is the way the people doing the registration are extorting money from people. Imagine telling me to go and bring 10k if I want it done as quickly as pisdible. Then she later brought it down to 6k. My sister was begging them with 5k, they refused.

@Ndu wrote: This is the height of wickedness and irresponsibility on the part of Nigerian Government.  Does it mean the lives of Nigerians are of no concern to them?  The President Buhari’s government is the most clueless of them all. Before you know it the PTF will tag Churches, Mosque and s hools as being responsible for the increase of Covid-19 outbreak.

Recall that the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) had issued a directive to all mobile network operators to deactivate dim cards not duly registered.

There has been a public outcry among Nigerians over NIN registration amid Covid-19 Pandemic. The Federal Government has been asked time without number to temporarily suspend the National Identification Number registration considering the outbreak of Covid-19 second wave.

Breach of covid-19 protocols by thousands of Nigerians during this NIN registration exercise is worrisome. Cases of people not wearing their face masks have been reported countless number of times.

According to multiple reports,  House Of Representatives members have asked NCC to extend its ultimatum to disconnect the phones of Nigerians without their National Identification Number.

However,it has been disclosed that the Federal Government may extend the NIN registration process as a result of the large crowds that gather at various centres throughout the Federation of their NIN numbers.

This was made known by Minister Of State For Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora on Chanbels Television  Programme, Sunday on the 11th of January, 2021.

A lot of Nigerians have shared their experiences during this NIN registration exercise.

Read below:

Mary said: The NIN registration agent I met at Ajah stylishly asked me to pay. When I enquired to know the amount, she said 10k. At first I thought she was joking until I realised she was not. It was then I began to beg her with the 5k in my hand but she refused and asked me to move so she could attend to the other person.  I angrily left there for another branch hoping to get it done for free. The attitude of these second set of people seemed worst than the first place I went to.  They openly asked those who wanted urgent service to come into the inner office. I was among those that went. They asked us to pay 6k last and there was no network, that we should drop the money and come back the following day. I left there and went home. If the Federal Government wants to block sim cards, let them go ahead, I’m not doing again, the stress is too much.

Dorathy said: I went to register at a center in Ikeja. I slept there over night because I didn’t have money for their  so called VIP treatment. I was finally able to get my NIN after sleeping at that mosquito infested center several times.

Rose wrote:  At the centre, I suffered so much stress but I don’t want to complain again because it was during the process I met a guy I’m now dating lol.

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