The National Identity Management Commission has shut down its Lagos headquarters after one of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
The PUNCH learnt that the worker, who is in the customer care unit, tested positive for the virus last Monday.
An official, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said several workers of the agency had also been ill.
The source said, “The woman, a nursing mother working in the customer care unit, tested positive on Monday.
“Other staff have been reporting one form of illness or the other. I am not feeling well as well and hoping I have not contracted the virus.”
A memo to workers of the agency, obtained by The PUNCH, showed that the Lagos office would be shut from Monday, August 16.
The memo said, “Good day #TeamLagos. This is to officially notify all members of staff of the temporary closure of the NIMC Lagos State Office, Alausa, from Monday, August 16 to Friday, August 20, 2021, to enable management to fumigate and sanitise the offices.
“Enrolment activities will resume on Monday, August 23, 2021.
“Meanwhile, ensure you observe all COVID-19 protocols in all the LGAs/ LCDAs. You will be notified by your state coordinators immediately we get receipt of PPEs from the HQ. Please stay safe.”