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Nigerians Risk 14 Year Imprisonment Without NIN – Pantami

(FILE) The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.


(*14*)Nigerians who fail to enroll for the National Identity Number (NIN) danger between seven to 14 years imprisonment, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has stated.

Pantami made the remark on the sixth version of the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential media workforce on the State House in Abuja.

He defined that the choice to imprison these with no NIN was according to the Nigerian Constitution, saying nobody ought to get pleasure from authorities providers with out the quantity.

Pantami made the emphasis that whereas acquiring a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card could also be optionally available, NIN is obligatory, noting that a whole lot of transactions within the nation shouldn’t be performed with out the NIN.

He famous that quite than the inhabitants census which might be manipulated, NIN will decide the correct variety of Nigerians due to its uniqueness and tamper-proof.

According to the Minister, no fewer than 51 million Nigerians have enrolled for NIN and it’s important for transactions within the nation to be performed with the quantity.

Similarly, he introduced that the mixture registration for SIM throughout the nation has hit 189 million

He defined that out of the determine, 150 million are accomplished registration whereas the remaining have issues of improper registration.

The minister decried that improper registration of SIMs has posed a problem and the federal government has begun to handle them.

He burdened that the federal government wouldn’t renege on the ban on SIM registration for safety causes arising from an enormous compromise of the method.

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