The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has shut down its headquarters in Abuja, bringing to a halt all National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment activities.
The move is in a bid to curtail large gatherings at the centre amid the second wave of COVID-19.
According to NIMC Spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, gave the directive on Saturday.
Adegoke said the minister reactivated 20 other centers within the FCT, to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier for applicants effective Monday, January 18 2021.
He advised members of the public, residents and visitors to the FCT wishing to enroll for NIN to use any of the 20 NIMC centers.
Subscribers with NIN have until January 19 as deadline to link their NIN with their SIM cards while subscribers without NIN have until February 9 to do so.
NIMC had earlier opened up 50 enrolment centres.