Some Nigerians have reacted to the deadline extension for linking of Sim playing cards to Nationwide Identification Quantity, NIN.
Recall that the Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, had disclosed the deadline extension from Might 6 to April 6.
Pantami had mentioned the deadline extension was authorised by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nevertheless, a cross-section of Nigerians at a registration centre in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. has expressed divergent views on the scenario.
Whereas some supported the deadline extension of the Sim-NIN registration, others faulted all the course of.
Some residents mentioned the federal government ought to lay extra emphasis on the employment and welfare of Nigerians as a substitute of specializing in Sim-NIN registration.
Terna Msuughter mentioned a respondent mentioned “Extending the
NIN-Sim registration is a welcomed growth as it might avail us that haven’t been capable of full the method the chance to take action.”
“The time-frame is, nevertheless, brief, it ought to have been prolonged longer than the sixth of Might”
In his assertion, Tevershima Akaer mentioned “This course of is simply irritating, why would they even consider linking NIN to Sims, is that the great roads, employment, good well being programs Nigerians wants?
“You come right here, queue up from morning until night time below this harsh climate and generally you may’t full the method. The federal authorities ought to think about cancelling this course of.”
John Chia mentioned: “Authorities ought to cease forcing Nigerians to hyperlink their Sim to NIN, they need to quite make legal guidelines that will enhance the standard of life. Nigerians are struggling, there isn’t a meals, every part so costly, no job and all they’re concern about is Sim-NIN registration. Poor people who find themselves presupposed to be in search of issues to eat would come right here every day to queue up for this registration course of and nonetheless can’t full it generally.”
Ehi Ene, nevertheless, counseled the Federal Authorities for such a directive, stressing that it was for the higher good of Nigerians.
“Some folks appear to be indignant with this course of however I feel it’s for the higher good of Nigerians. What I feel the federal government ought to do is proceed to enlighten Nigerians on the necessity for NIN and never simply extending the registration course of.
“Even when the method runs until the tip of the yr, some Nigerians received’t nonetheless be capable to register as a result of their time or schedule,” Ene mentioned.