Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has warned that there will be consequences for Nigerians who fail to verify their SIMs by linking them to the National Identification Numbers (NIN).
Pantami gave the warning on Monday, April 12, via his official Twitter handle when reacting to a retraction on a trending report published about him by a media outlet.
He stated that the issue of NIN-SIM verification was essential to fight insecurity.
The minister emphasised that there was no going back on the policy and warned those who are yet to comply to do so before the government’s next action.
He said: ”On the issue of NIN-SIM Verification to fight insecurity, there is no going back. Our priority as GOVERNMENT based on the provision of our constitution 1999 (as amended) Section 14(2)b is SECURITY, not just economy. For sure, no going back at all. Let’s the sponsors continue. FYI all, by the Almighty, no amount of intimation will stop @IsaPantami from implementing d good policies of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on security. FINALLY: If you are yet to verify your SIM using NIN, do it very soon, b4 our next action. Criminals are feeling the heat.”
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