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


The ongoing staff verification which led to the discovery is part of the measures put in place to reduce the running cost of the legislative arm

No fewer than 150 ghost workers have been discovered at the National assembly. 

The ongoing staff verification which led to the discovery is part of the measures put in place to reduce the running cost of....
the legislative arm.

According to the Nation, at least, a hundred of the ghost workers were discovered in the House of Representatives. 

the verification process was as a result of the debt profile of the National assembly and their inability to pay salaries of legislative aides. 

All lawmakers, in a memorandum, were asked to give details of their legislative aides. 

This was also necessitated by allegations of fraud by the lawmakers. Some lawmakers were accused of employing fewer than the mandatory five aides. Consequently, they were asked to provide names, designation, cadre and other details of their aides. Reports also have it that the number and salaries of legislative aides to the presiding officers and their deputies have been reduced. 

The Speaker and the Deputy Speaker have about 20 aides earning between N450,000 and N950,000 monthly. According to reports, the management has also embarked staff of audit of the civil servants in that National assembly. The civil servants were asked to physically appear before a panel with their employment letters and this was followed by physical payment of salary. 

This according to sources did not go down well with a number of workers as some workers that turned up for the physical verification failed to show up for the salary table payment. Some names on the payroll are those of those “have either left the service or transferred from NASS. 

“Some that have either retired or dead still maintain their places on the payroll. “The discovery of all these was made possible by the physical audit exercise. 

“It is now obvious that the management was just burdened by induced manipulations but I think by the time this is concluded and necessary sanctions applied on those found culpable, the fortune of the institution will begin to improve,” a source said.