Nigerians React To NCC's Directive For SIM Cards Without NINs To Be Blocked


Nigerians are currently taking to social media to react the Federal Government's directive for telecommunications companies to block sim cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers, NIN.

 

On Monday, December 14, the Nigerian Communications Commission held an emergency meeting chaired by the Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, where the order was given. statement released by the NCC reads in part.

 

Nigerians are reacting to this development, pointing out that it wasn't well thought out. They argue that such a directive should not have been given at a time when the country is still battling with the COVID19 pandemic. They also pointed out that the process of getting the NIN has been frustrating over the years.

 

Aisha Yesufu while reacting to the news tweeted

''The refused to give Nigerians COVID-19 palliatives. They imposed all sorts of taxes and charges. Now they are charging you to retrieve NIN. In the meantime, they haven't reduced cost of governance or their jumbo political salaries. Everything to squeeze the little people have!''

 

Kate Henshaw while expressing her displeasure to the directive, wrote

''Driver's licence - whosai International passport - baabu BVN - for where National ID card - nayheee Its now NIN one needs to get a sim. These people are not going to be satisfied till they bleed us dry and make this hell fiery fiery hot for us. Issokay''

 

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