The Human Rights Writers Affiliation Nigeria, HURIWA, on Monday, urged Nigerians to massively boycott the Nationwide Identification Quantity, NIN, and SIM registration.
HURIWA described the timing of linking NIN to SIM playing cards as suicidal, therefore Nigerians ought to boycott the train in the event that they haven’t enrolled with the Nationwide Identification Administration Fee (NIMC).
The rights group stated the refusal of Nigerian authorities to halt the method amid the spike of COVID-19 was insensitive and irresponsible.
HURIWA made the decision in an announcement signed by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.
In accordance with HURIWA: “The explanation for the folks of Nigeria to protest in opposition to this coverage of presidency isn’t that it’s a unhealthy coverage; however the timing of the implementation of that coverage is suicidal.
“That the Nigerian authorities has remained thoughtless, irresponsible, insensitive, irresponsible and never being aware of the agitation of tens of millions of Nigerians which have referred to as on the federal government to droop the train till such a time that the second wave of COVID-19 is checkmated, is disappointing.
“Subsequently, the final card the folks of Nigerians have is to massively protest both symbolically by lively civil disobedience methodology or boycotts of the train or bodily demonstrations on the streets. We name on all Nigerians together with policemen and girls to protest.
“The protest doesn’t imply bodily protest alone until they’re pushed to their limits then they’ll come out carrying their face masks, observing bodily distancing however something apart from this, the folks can even boycott the train.
“Sure, the explanation they need to protest is as a result of the timing of the train is a risk to their lives as a result of the second wave of COVID-19 is on a world rampage and individuals are dying of their 1000’s in Nigeria and lots of who’ve attended that registration train have died from COVID-19. HURIWA has learnt of some fatalities associated to that dastardly ill-timed train.”