Shehu Sani wonders what the point of linking NIN to SIM, given that bandits are calling victims’ families without being recognized.

Shehu Sani wonders why citizens are being urged to link their SIM cards to their National Identification Numbers (NINs), given that it hasn’t reduced criminal activity in any manner.


Last year, Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, stated that tying SIM cards to NIN will improve security by allowing security personnel to track down kidnappers and other offenders.


“, he explained “Because the database provides for legitimate intercept, some security entities are authorized to acquire access to the database without coming to us under cybercrime law. This legal intercept was permitted to assist our security agencies.”


President Muhammadu Buhari also urged Nigerians to help with the synchronization of their National Identification Numbers (NIN) with their passports.

He tweeted: “The Train Kidnappers are freely making calls to the families of their hostages;What happened to the SIM card registration and the NIN hoopla?”



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