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FG Reveals How Many Sim Cards That Can Be Linked To One NIN Number

The federal government has revealed that Nigerians can link up to seven SIM cards to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App. This was disclosed on Friday, January 8, by the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, Punch reports. He said: "You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation." Pantami said the ministry, NIMC and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users if fresh lockdown is imposed in the country. Meanwhile, he said enrolment for the National Identification Number (NIN) should not consume the time of the applicants. The minister made this known on Friday, January 8, during a programme on Channels TV, adding that the enrolment should not take more than five minutes. Pantami further stated

ALARM: PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE LOSING PATRONAGE, HEAVILY

In an apparent bid to mitigate the harsh effect of the prevailing economic downtown in the country, many parents are withdrawing their children and wards from private schools across Delta State.
THISDAY learnt that increasing numbers of parents and guardians have ......
been taking away the pupils for enrolment in state government schools instead.
Recent enrollment figures for numerous public primary and secondary schools have shot up significantly as a result.
The state commissioner for basic and secondary education, Mr Chiedu Ebie, said that the state government was taking measures to deal with the effects of the increased population recorded in public schools.
Speaking with THISDAY on the Expanded Stakeholders’ Meeting on Homegrown School Feeding Programme held in Asaba, Ebie said, “Very recently, there has been a huge increase of the number of pupils enrolling in our public schools as a result of harsh economic climate.”
He hinted that the increased number of pupils especially at the primary level has partly led to Delta State overshooting its allocation by the Federal Government under the National School Feeding Programme by as high 97,916 pupils.
The slot allotted by the Federal Government to Delta State for the programme is 149,000 pupils only.
Meanwhile, the state government has moved to halt the indiscriminate enrollment of pupils into public schools across the state, which has created planning challenges in the ministry.

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