According to report reaching oyogist.com, popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Atunyota Akpobome, also known as Ali Baba, has reportedly called on the Nigerian federal government to halt the National Identification Number registration exercise so as yo help curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian comedian who just recovered from the Coronavirus, also used the medium to address claims that he was paid by the government to share his Covid-19 battle experience, stating that he wasn’t paid to share his experience with the Nigerians.
Ali Baba, also made it known that the Coronavirus is real and that Nigerians should take precautions so as to avoid contracting the deadly virus.
“Believability of information from the government is at the lowest right now, especially with the cases of the palliatives that were hidden when people were hungry. Government has not really been in the good books of believability.
“Then to crown it all, in the face of this second wave, you tell people to do National Identification Number registration and people are packing themselves in places. The number of people that are going to catch Covid and become victims of Covid from going to register will be higher than people who go to the beach or people who throw parties.
“So, you can’t, on one hand, say, Covid is real, maintain social distancing and on the other hand, you say, people have to go and queue for the (NIN) registration.
“There are ways we can technologically deal with these things. Information technology has gotten to the point that we really do not need to go to a particular point to register.
“It is not now that there is a pandemic that you should insist on that kind of thing. Let the pandemic be over. Whatever it is can be done later. Whatever purpose you want to achieve can be achieved later.
“It is important that people are considered first. But when you say people should start registering for NIN, it means that you are endangering the people,” Ali Baba said.