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

PSN Lauds Buhari On Health Reforms

Pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have lauded the return of President Buhari to the country after a medical vacation of about 100 days and the health reforms he is implementing through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).

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President PSN, Ahmed I. Yakasai, and National Secretary PSN, Gbologade Iyiola, in a press statement noted: "We are particularly delighted that the President looked fit, hale and hearty on his return which is an eloquent testimony of good care and of course a self imposed determination to shake-off all vagaries of ill health by a passionate President.

"It is therefore most apropos to return all glory and honour to the creator for divine intervention in arresting the hitherto sliding health of Mr. President while also wishing His Excellency a full complement of robust health grounded in wellness and vitality.

"Recent development with regards to a need for health interventions outside the country compels a need to continue to appraise the totality of the health system.

"There are challenges with both the funding and structure of health inclined endeavours which compel defective outcomes. In terms of evaluation of structures in the health system a vital component remains appointments in some of the regulatory agencies and some other strategic organs in the health sector." The PSN added:

"The health system must be revitalized in line with the progressive strides being recorded in the development of infrastructures in road and rail construction amongst others in our country.

"As President Buhari resumes office, we wish him a fruitful and productive tenure in the next 21 months. It is our prayer that the days ahead will usher hope, prosperity, good health and unprecedented progress to Nigerians.

"The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria remains an undisputable ally of the Federal Government in meeting its goals and objectives of good health to the citizenry. We believe albeit strongly that these goals and objectives must be hinged on lawful appointments in all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to facilitate positive outcomes for consumers of health in our nation. We therefore assure government of our support at all times even as we convey our courtesies to President Buhari."