Anthony Joshua: Nigerians react as heavyweight champion registers for NIN, accuse NIMC of tardiness in ID roll-out

Anthony Joshua: Nigerians react as heavyweight champion registers for NIN, accuse NIMC of tardiness in ID roll-out

Nigerians have reacted to the registration of world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua; for the National Identity Number by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Indeed, the majority have taken the NIMC to task; accusing the commission of undue delays in the issuance of the identity cards to millions of Nigerians who have registered. Further, some angry Nigerians have also alleged that Anthony Joshua may get preferential with the swift issuance of his ID.

Meanwhile, the comments which began to circulate on social media have subsequently gone viral; thereby become one of the major talking points on micro-blogging site, Twitter.

Anthony Joshua currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019.

Trouble began when the NIMC tweeted a picture of the skilled pugilist enrolling for the NIN at the Commission’s office.

‘‘Anthony Joshua @anthonyfjoshua enrolls for the National Identification Number and issued his NIN slip,’’ it tweeted from its official handle.

Equally important, the pictures showed Anthony Joshua; a two-time unified heavyweight champion, being presented with his NIN slip immediately after the enrolment.

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Frustrated Nigerians tackle NIMC, allege Anthony Joshua will get preferential treatment

Subsequently, the post on Twitter began to generate attention as many Nigerians began to have their say. Indeed, for the overwhelming majority of those who reacted; there were harsh words and knocks for the NIMC. As a matter of fact, social media users referenced their personal experiences and difficulties encountered in obtaining the ID cards; in some cases, years after enrolment.

Indeed, 1st News can report that there have been regular outbursts of dissatisfaction by Nigerians with the slow pace of disbursement of the National Identity Cards by the NIMC. In fact, many have had to wait several years after enrolment to get their hands on the cards.

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Meanwhile, 1st News has put together some of the views expressed by Nigerians on the matter.

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