Singer turned politician, Bankole Wellington also known as Banky W, has slammed the Nigerian government over the registration exercise for National Identification Number, NIN.
Registration for NIN has seen hundreds of Nigerians crowded at the offices of the National Identity Management Commission amid the second wave of COVID-19.
Reacting to the pictures from the venues, Banky W described the government’s decision to carry out the exercise amid the virus as completely reckless, inconsiderate and dangerous
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.”