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

Non-Academic Unions Have Joined ASUU In The Indefinite Strike

Three non-academic unions from the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa on Monday joined the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

They are: the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

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Mr Temidayo Temola, the Chairman, Joint Action Congress (JAC) OSUSTECH Chapter, confirmed to NAN that the unions begun an indefinite strike on Monday.

Temola, also the Chairman of SSANU in the university, said that the strike was in compliance with last week’s directives from the unions’ national bodies.

“Last week, the national bodies of NASU, SSANU and NAAT jointly issued a strike order that we have to begin an indefinite strike today (Monday).

“The order was for us to join our counterpart, ASUU that had been on strike for the past three-weeks now to press home their demands.

“In compliance with this directive, the various unions in OSUSTECH had begun their strike; and until the national body calls off the strike, the institution will remain closed,” Temola said.

A correspondent of NAN that visited the university campus reported that there were no students there but only some staff members that included security officials.

ASUU began an indefinite strike on Aug.14, 2017 over a 2009-agreement it signed with the Federal Government which the later had not fulfilled.