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

"Involve Us In Ogoni Cleanup"

Oil-producing communities, on the aegis of Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas HOSTCOM, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to involve the group in the cleanup of Ogoni land and also release the gas flare penalty money to them.

In a statement in Abuja, after a meeting between.......
leaders of the Niger Delta region and the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, National Chairman of HOSTCOM, Dr. Mike Emuh, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the release of the gas flare penalty money. 

According to him, payment of the fund to HOSTCOM would enable it commence sustainable developmental projects ranging from human capital development, agriculture, infrastructural development, education, health and industrialization, among others. 

Other demands the group made in its presentation to the Minister, Emuh said, include, “Payment of 13 per cent derivation fund as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution directly to HOSTCOM which is the legitimate representative organization of the communities hosting oil and gas facilities in Nigeria. “Involvement of HOSTCOM in the Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restoration Project,  HYPREP,  clean-up of Ogoniland and other Communities in oil and gas producing states in Nigeria. 

“Issuance of pipeline surveillance/maintenance of right of way (ROW) contract to  HOSTCOM, to create the much needed jobs in the host communities producing and hosting oil  and  gas facilities in Nigeria.

 “Collaboration with HOSTCOM investors and foreign partners for the establishment of Modular Refineries for effective utilization of the gas being flared daily in the Niger Delta region to produce cheap electricity, fertilizer and domestic gas production among others.”