A Nigerian comedian and actor, Atunyota Akpobome, who is known as Ali Baba has taken a swipe at the Federal Government over the registration of the National Identity Number (NIN).
Akpobome, stated that considering the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the registration exercise came at the wrong time.
According to the actor, his believes demanding NIN registration at this time is like supporting the notion that Coronavirus is not real and should not be taken seriously.
“The attitude of the government is also helping to fuel the stories that COVID-19 is not real because if COVID-19 is real, you won’t be talking about people going to do registration for NIN,” he said on Friday.
He added, “It is important that people are considered first; when you ask people to go register for NIN, it means that you are endangering the people, it is like inviting them to a beach to come and party.”
”It is not now that you have a pandemic that you should insist on that kind of thing, let pandemic be over; whatever you are waiting for can be done later.
“The number of people that are going to become victims of this COVID-19 from going to register will nearly be like people that went to the beach.”
“Government has not really been in the good books of believability for people; then to crown it all, in the face of this second wave you are tell people to do national identification registration and people are going and packing themselves in places,” Ali Baba states.
He also admonished the Federal Government to ensure the welfarism of doctors risking thier lives to curb the spread of the virus and treat infected patients.