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 Could 6 to April 6.
Pantami had mentioned the deadline extension was accredited by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nonetheless, 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 your entire 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 improvement as it will avail us that haven’t been in a position to full the method the chance to take action.”
“The timeframe is, nevertheless, quick, it ought to have been prolonged longer than the sixth of Could”
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 techniques Nigerians wants?
“You come right here, queue up from morning until night time below this harsh climate and typically you possibly can’t full the method. The federal authorities ought to contemplate cancelling this course of.”
John Chia mentioned: “Authorities ought to cease forcing Nigerians to hyperlink their Sim to NIN, they need to somewhat make legal guidelines that will enhance the standard of life. Nigerians are struggling, there isn’t any meals, all the things so costly, no job and all they’re concern about is Sim-NIN registration. Poor people who find themselves presupposed to be searching for issues to eat would come right here every day to queue up for this registration course of and nonetheless can’t full it typically.”
Ehi Ene, nevertheless, recommended the Federal Authorities for such a directive, stressing that it was for the larger good of Nigerians.
“Some folks appear to be indignant with this course of however I believe it’s for the larger good of Nigerians. What I believe 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 of register on account of their time or schedule,” Ene mentioned.