By Oyinlola Awonuga
Nigerians have expressed their displeasure over the directive by the Federal Government,FG asking telecommunications operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).
The New Diplomat earlier reported that all GSM phone subscribers whose SIM cards are not linked with their National Identification Numbers (NINs) by December 30 will be disconnected from their networks.
Federal government made the announcement following a meeting of communications sector stakeholders convened by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
Also the president’s personal assistant on New Media, Basir Ahmed, said the initiative was introduced to curtail insecurity in the country.
Nigerians have been implored to check if their sims are registered by dialing *346# which will cost (N20) to know if their sims are registered.
Nigerians however took to Twitter to express their displeasure following the demand from Federal Government and report.
- Read Some Reactions:
20 naira per person. You people keep ripping us off the little we have yet are so insensitive to our plight. The president who couldn’t visit a school visited his cows yet sent a delegate from Abuja to Katsina where he presently is. Who cursed us with you bloodsucking [email protected]_
They borrowed money yesterday, now we’ve to pay 20 naira each to pay back our cut 🧏🏾♂️@kusssman
Limawo. 206 million people x 20 naira each. They want to use our money and do Detty December https://t.co/[email protected]
These bastards are running a fund raising exercise.
Believe them at your own peril.
20 naira multiplied by 2, 000,000=40,000,000
Imagine what will happen if we multiply by 10,million.?
We really need to start a war in this country.https://t.co/[email protected]
That 20 naira dey pain me to dash them shahttps://t.co/[email protected]_chops
I’m owing MTN 1k already. It’s not me that will pay extra so I can spend another 20 naira. They shuu block [email protected]
A country where majority of the population are suffering and impoverished, you can’t [email protected]