‘This people will not be satisfied until they bleed us dry’, Nigerians react to NCC directive

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Nigerians on Twitter are currently reacting to the NCC directive that network providers should block sim cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

The Nigerian Communications Commission, on Monday, December 14, gave the mandate in an emergency meeting chaired by the Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami.

Nigerians are reacting to this development, arguing that the decision needs to be rescinded because such a directive should not have been given at a time when the country is still battling with the COVID19 pandemic. They also pointed out that the process of getting the NIN has been frustrating over the years.

”The refused to give Nigerians COVID-19 palliatives. They imposed all sorts of taxes and charges. Now they are charging you to retrieve NIN. In the meantime, they haven’t reduced cost of governance or their jumbo political salaries. Everything to squeeze the little people have!”, Aisha Yesufu tweeted.

Kate Henshaw expressed displeasure to the NCC directive on her Twitter page

”Driver’s licence – whosai International passport – baabu BVN – for where National ID card – nayheee Its now NIN one needs to get a sim. These people are not going to be satisfied till they bleed us dry and make this hell fiery fiery hot for us. Issokay”

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  1. I could remember when I wanted to do the NIN Last year, I queued for three weeks and ended up not getting it. How do they expect us to start queueing for NIN and Sim card upgrade in this Christmas festivals. Besides, the two weeks is just short. It’s very ridiculous

  2. I wonder oooo…….. What nonsense arrangement is this one. To get the national identification number/ card it’s not an easy task let alone matching it with your sim.


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