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

CCN: Forget $30bn Foreign Loan For Now

The Christian Council of Nigeria, CCN, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to shelve its plan on securing the controversial $30 billion foreign loan.

It insisted that the government should not......
be in a hurry, given that it can ruin Nigeria in the future.

Addressing journalists at the just-concluded 29th General Assembly of CCN, in Abuja, the newly-elected President, Dr Benebo Fubara-Manuel expressed great concern over the likely consequences of the matter.

 Fubara-Manuel said: “Government should not be too much in a hurry to secure $30 billion infrastructure loan, but take time and ensure we do not have a structural adjustment coming back to ruin us further and increase poverty. 

“This kind of venture has helped some countries before and it has also destroyed some countries. We need a secured country, a country that is free from corruption because there can be no economic progress, if the issues of security and corruption are not properly addressed. 

”Nigeria needs a secured country, and a country that is free from corruption can’t even have the thriving of the Churches, I will like to ask that government pay particular attention to economic policies that would put food on the table of the poor masses. “We recognize that we are in a period of economic crisis, but there is no need to pass blame on the administrations before or even to blame this present one for not doing well.”

 “Let us encourage them at this stage. The teething stage of any administration is always very complicated. Let’s assume that this administration is still, in its teething stage, but I know that the people are hungry and suffering, there is mass unemployment. 

“Many families have no food to eat, husbands and wives have no jobs, there must be something we can do in the interim to ensure that the situation is abated.” Fubara-Manuel stated that his tenure would witness “reawakening and a new sense of evangelism and evangelization. The government of our country needs to hear the voice of the Church loud and clear.