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COVID-19: Twitter user calls out NCDC over infection risk at NIN registration centers


A Twitter user identified as Blossom Ozurumba has called out the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, over the potential infection risk at the National Identification Number (NIN) registration centres.

This is coming less than 24 hours after Nigerian singer, Banky W, stated that the Federal Government is exposing Nigerians to COVID-19 with the NIN registration.

There have been photos on social media showing a large number of people at NIN registration centres where there is no compliance to social distancing rule.

In a tweet on Saturday, Ozurumba, like many Nigerians, alerted the NCDC to the lack of compliance of social distancing measures at the centres.

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Her tweet read: “Hello @NCDCgov, is there a specific reason why you have chosen to ignore @nimc_ng’s ongoing and active role in the spike of COVID-19?

“We cannot in one hand be advocating that folks should stay safe while pretending that we cannot see how another Agency is ensuring that the reverse is the case. This should not be allowed to continue and must be addressed urgently.

“While you are contemplating on how to go about this, just know that your continued refusal to ensure that @nimc_ng complies with your safe-distancing advocacy makes you an enabler of the spike in COVID-19. Dear
@NCDCgov, you have been served.”

There have been calls from numerous citizens over the ongoing registration due to a spike in the infection rate amidst a second wave of the deadly virus which has reportedly hit the country.

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At the time of this report, the NCDC recorded almost 1,500 new infections on Friday, taking the national toll to over 118,000 with close to 1,500 deaths.

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