A date has been fixed to resolve crisis between the federal government and the NIMC officials.
The National Identity Management Commission officials had accused the Federal Government of covering up cases of COVID-19 in the commission.
The President of the Association of the Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC unit, Asekokhai Lucky, during an interview with Punch, disclosed that three officials of the agency have contacted the virus.
According to Lucky, workers are pissed because the management of the commission is aware of the development but refused to inform the workers, who could have taken necessary precautions to protect themselves.
He further stated that officials of NIMC will meet with the Federal Government on Friday (today) to discuss COVID-19 scare and other issues that led to the strike.
Recall that the commission embarked on strike on Thursday, an action which saw people who trooped to the NIMC offices across the country stranded as there was nobody to attend to them.
Lucky in his statement yesterday noted that the workers were angry that the government was aware of the COVID-19 case among their workers but failed to disclose the development, while others were put at risk
He stated, “Three workers of the NIMC have contracted COVID-19 because in our recent meeting a member of staff actually testified to it.”
“The minute of that meeting captured it, as three persons are down with COVID-19. Some of us actually thought those guys were on leave. It was cleared yesterday (Wednesday) that they were treating themselves in isolation centres.”
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