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

"We Need $50 Billion To Recharge Lake Chad"

The federal government has said that $50 billion is needed to recharge the drying Lake Chad.

The Nigerian government alongside its Republic of Chad counterpart has called on the African Union and other international donors to......
assist in raising the money.

Speaking on the drying basin, the minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama said the call was made at the summit of the heads of states and government of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) alongside of the ongoing 28th AU Summit.
MLM Gateway - Helping network marketers build their businessOnyeama said an agreement was also made by Nigeria and Chad to host a formal international donor conference on the Lake Chad shrinking which he said is already affecting 30 million people.

He said conference will focus on recharging the Lake Chad and having a direct engagement with possible donors.
He also said that the review which consists of 33 countries is a self-monitoring policy to ensure social, economic and political development among member states
“We recognized the role that Chad has been playing in the framework of the International Joint Task Force and we pointed out the impact of the Boko Haram on the task force,” Onyeama said.
“On the question of Chad, we pointed out that the Lake had shrunk to about 10 per cent and has had catastrophic effect on the people living in that area.
“And the challenge is how to address such situation, I pointed out that what Nigeria is looking at in that context is the possibility of recharging the lake from a river from Central Africa, the Rangin River,” he said. He said the Nigerian government had already paid $5 million for a research on the lake while it will cost $15 million to carry out a comprehensive feasibility study on recharging the lake.
“The cost of recharging is in the neighbourhood of $15 billion to 20 billion. I pointed out that we are looking at the possibility of organizing international donor conference to look for fund to addressing this issue.
“The environmental impact and the negative aspect, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, followed up with us also elaborated on the issue, calling on the world to assist us in addressing the Lake Chad issue.

“Because there is ecological issue, there is environmental issue, social and of course we have seen that we can also have illegal migration of the youth and also war within the area," Onyeama said. 

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