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

Kogi Flood Update: NYCN Mobilizes 1,000 Youth Volunteers To Riverine Areas

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kogi chapter, says it has concluded plan to mobilize 1,000 youth volunteers in the state to complement government’s efforts in tackling flooding in riverine areas.

A statement by NYCN Chairman in Lokoja, Mr Oladele Nihi, on Monday said the idea was also to raise volunteers through the local government chapters of the council.

According to him, the volunteers are expected to work with National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Kogi Ministry of Environment.

Nihi also said that the volunteers would assist in carrying out grassroots sensitisation and environmental sanitation and clear blocked drainage systems.

He said the volunteers would also create alternative routes for water to flow and do other tasks that might be deemed fit by the ministry.

“The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kogi chapter wish to use this avenue to sympathise with the people of the state, most especially those affected by the recent flash flooding.

“We also wish to commend NEMA, SEMA and the state Ministry of Environment for their tireless efforts in contending with this giant monster that we face at this time.

“It is our belief that volunteers will complement the effort of NEMA and Ministry of Environment by taking the advocacy to the grassroots and help the communities to do the needful.

We hope that the ministry will provide them with the necessary tools to carry out this job.
“We are enthusiastic that this little effort of the Youth Council will help to avert the imminent flooding or worst still, mitigate the suffering of our people, as we endure this trying time,” Nihi said.

He called on youths in the state, irrespective of their locations, to join the advocacy and render assistance wherever they could.

“Kogi is our state; collectively we will work to make it greater.’’
“As a council, we believe in the saying that ‘Health is Wealth’, and a healthy life can only be guaranteed through a clean and safe environment”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lokoja witnessed flash flooding on Thursday in Lokoja and some other parts of the state such as, Ajaokuta, Koto Karfe and Omala Local Government Areas.

Others are, Igalamela-Odolu, Kabba/Bunu, Ajaokuta, Ibaji, Bassa and Isanlu Local Government Areas.(NAN)