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SIM Deactivation: COVID-19 Protocols Thrown Out Of The Window As Large Crowd Besiege NIMC Office In Lagos (Photos)

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As the two-week deadline for the deactivation of sim cards not linked to their National Identification numbers draw near, residents in Lagos state this morning stormed the Alausa office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Lagos.

The federal government, through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, this month issued a two-week ultimatum to all telecommunications operators in the country to block all Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) without National Identification Number (NIN).

Photos shared online shows that those who visited the NIMC office flouted all COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing. 

Nigeria is currently experiencing the second wave of the viral disease. 

The House of Representatives has asked the NCC to extend the two-week ultimatum to ten weeks but the Commission is yet to make a public reversal of its notice as of Monday.

See more photos of the Lagos state residents at the NIMC office below

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