Reps Blame NIN Demand For SIM Registration On #EndSARS
The House of Representatives on Wednesday said it was forced to summon the National Communications Commission(NCC) when strange persons were calling and messaging public office holders during the recent #EndSARS protests. The House stated that the identities of the owners of the telephone lines could not be ascertained as the Subscriber Identification Module cards used were not registered. The NCC had threatened that SIM cards not linked to NIN issued by the National Identity Management Commission would be blocked. However, the House called for an extension of the deadline issued to subscribers from two weeks to ten weeks. The House resolved that the exercise should end on January 28, 2021, as against the December 30, 2020, set by the NCC. The Speaker, Femi Gnajabiamila however, noted that the House already had a bill seeking synchronisation of all biometric data captured by the agencies.