Twitter user, Lazy Writa has narrated how a lady was allegedly given a thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt.
He stated that this happened even after the lady paid N3,000 to get the I.D Card. He also claimed that another girl was sent home for wearing short skirt on grounds of “not having respect for the Nigerian government”.
Lazy Writa said this happened at Elimbolu Civic Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Meanwhile, Nigerians has reacted to the reports. They condemned the acts while other social media users has shared their own experiences in the hands of employees of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
Read their reactions below:
“I also experienced this few weeks ago at oke imosan abeokuta , I was harassed by a male staff , all because I didn’t give him face when he tried to woo me , then he raised an alarm that I was wearing an off shoulder, so I would need to go back home , after paying 3k !
“I later understood why I shouldn’t be captured with an off shoulder but then there are ways to address people, I was dragged by their staffs and they almost sent me home , thank God for a good staff among them that asked me to come to her so she can attend to me instead – a user tweeted.
“Nigeria and their standard for public decency. They won’t go and face things that matter more , ( like making it easier to get an ID ) it’s ripped jeans and short skirt that is their problem. Misplaced priorities. – Another user tweeted.
“Everyone complaining here, go home or pick up the phone and talk to your mothers, aunts and uncles they are the ones perpetuating this abuse. They are mostly in the civil service, you and I know them. Buhari or APC didn’t bring this to be. Our Youthfulness make them insecure. – User wrote.
“My sister paid 4,000 naira last week to get hers, that was after negotiating from 5,000 naira. The thought of paying any amount before I get a temporary slip, not even the permanent one sickens me. This happened at NIMC office in Unilag. – Another user wrote.