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Senator Shehu Sani blasts FG over order to link SIM-NIN
Former Senate member, Shehu Sani has thwarted the Federal government’s order to upsurge Nigerians to link their Simcards with National Identification Number.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Sani decried numerous databases existing with different organizations and government own institutions yet insecurity remains a challenge.
He said FG had successfully captured data of Nigerians through BVN, SIM, electoral Card Reader, National ID, Driver’s licence, Electronic Passport, Npower, NIN, NHIS still the “kidnappers are still capturing those that were captured”.
Recall that Communication Commission after the stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday in Abuja issued a strict fire-brigade order to all Indigenous network SIM users to link it with NIN or risk being blocked.
Disclosing after the meeting, the spokesperson to the commission, Ikechukwu Adinde while briefing newsmen said all operators of 9mobile, Glo, MTN, Airtel, etc have till 19 December 2020 to update their SIMs.
Isa Pantami, however, warned that “Violations of this directive will be met by stiff sanctions, including the possibility of withdrawal of the operating license,”
In a separate report, the green chamber has requested an extension of the SIM upgrade to 10 weeks more to enable the people to carry out orders successfully.
During Wednesday’s plenary, the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, moved a motion of urgent public importance demanding the house to accept the exercise elongated to January 28, 2021.