Executive Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Mutapha Ussif, says the ongoing registration for the 2018-2019 service is open till the last person is registered.
He said there is no closing date for the ongoing registration.
Addressing journalists after a working visit to some of the registration centres to observe the process, Mr Ussif said the long queues being experienced at some of the registration centres has to do with the biometric registration by the National Identification Authority (NIA).
He noted that as at the time the NSS registration begun, the NIA was not ready, and that caused the delay.
He said the NIA is now fully capturing all the biometric data of service personnel. He indicated that the system put in place by the Secretariat has made this year’s (2018) process faster and very safer.