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2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by NofiuFade(m): 10:19am On Dec 29, 2020
About 2 million Nigerian youths have been rendered jobless by the recent suspension of sale, registration and activation of SIM cards by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, it was learnt yesterday.

Arewa Telecom Operators Agents and SIMCard Dealers Association (ATOASDA) stated this while addressing reporters in Kaduna.

The telecom dealers, who claimed that they were aware of the Federal Government’s intention to address security challenges through linkage of National Identity Number (NIN) with mobile numbers and suspension of new SIM cards registration, expressed worry that rendering 2 million youths jobless might worsen the security challenges.

ATOASDA President Hassan Yakubu explained that as a registered association under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) members of the agents supported Federal Government’s measures to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.

The union leader urged the government to consider that the causes of insecurity across the country have been linked to youth unemployment.

He said the income of the telecoms business partners, workers and the agents, majority of whom are within 20 to 40 years in the value chain, is determined by the number of activations/SIM registration carried out within the month.

Yakubu said: “The suspension of SIM card registration may trigger a worse form of insecurity, especially in the zones most affected by the insecurity. In fact, the growth in the Telecom sector is determined by the very sub-sector that was suspended and the much celebrated 17 per cent contribution by Telecom sector to the gross domestic product (GDP) was as a result of the activities of the sub-sector under suspension.

“We, therefore, wish to advise that the Federal Government can still achieve the desired result as well as avoid creating more problems in an attempt to solve a problem if the suspension is revised immediately to avoid the danger the suspension may expose the youths to.

“We suggest that all existing SIM Cards must be paired with the NIN numbers within a stipulated time, while an average of three months should be allowed for smooth and effective pairing.

“We also suggest that the SIM Cards sale, registration and activation should be allowed to continue, while an average of 10 new NIN machines be deployed in every local government in the 774 local governments of the federation for a better reach.

“That no new SIM Card should be allowed to be synchronised without the support of NIN number and ID card until the SIM Card and NIN number pairing is concluded,” he said.



https://thenationonlineng.net/2m-youths-jobless-as-govt-suspends-sim-card-registration/

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by uptimumOne23(m): 10:21am On Dec 29, 2020
This is just for few months
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by OceanEye: 10:22am On Dec 29, 2020
Okay
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Ernerstdavid55(m): 10:25am On Dec 29, 2020
No comment
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Fredmatic(m): 10:25am On Dec 29, 2020
Na wah

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by BeeBeeOoh(m): 10:30am On Dec 29, 2020
This Next levul too gbaski honestly.


Sai baba

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Yujin(m): 10:33am On Dec 29, 2020
Only the gullible will think this action is for the security of the masses. Nope, this is strictly to monitor any person challenging the demonic policies and intentions of the government in power and if they succeed, they will never risk the presidential position in the hands of those outside their circles. This is very obvious nah.
You all can lose your jobs and even die off... they don't give a fuc.k.

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:36am On Dec 29, 2020
Yet he (Buhari) promised job creation every year undecided

I think his brain is upside down grin

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Cajal(m): 10:58am On Dec 29, 2020
Yujin:
Only the gullible will think this action is for the security of the masses. Nope, this is strictly to monitor any person challenging the demonic policies and intentions of the government in power and if they succeed, they will never risk the presidential position in the hands of those outside their circles. This is very obvious nah.
You all can lose your jobs and even die off... they don't give a fuc.k.
..hmmmm
See graduate ....
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Yujin(m): 11:07am On Dec 29, 2020
Cajal:
..hmmmm
See graduate ....
You will apologize some day.

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Odewaleadesoye(m): 11:57am On Dec 29, 2020
I don't want to say what's in my mind...
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by 400billionman: 12:21pm On Dec 29, 2020
Policy summersault.

Confusion is hereditary.

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Charmingrascal(m): 1:07pm On Dec 29, 2020
NofiuFade:
About 2 million Nigerian youths have been rendered jobless by the recent suspension of sale, registration and activation of SIM cards by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, it was learnt yesterday.

Arewa Telecom Operators Agents and SIMCard Dealers Association (ATOASDA) stated this while addressing reporters in Kaduna.

The telecom dealers, who claimed that they were aware of the Federal Government’s intention to address security challenges through linkage of National Identity Number (NIN) with mobile numbers and suspension of new SIM cards registration, expressed worry that rendering 2 million youths jobless might worsen the security challenges.

ATOASDA President Hassan Yakubu explained that as a registered association under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) members of the agents supported Federal Government’s measures to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.

The union leader urged the government to consider that the causes of insecurity across the country have been linked to youth unemployment.

He said the income of the telecoms business partners, workers and the agents, majority of whom are within 20 to 40 years in the value chain, is determined by the number of activations/SIM registration carried out within the month.

Yakubu said: “The suspension of SIM card registration may trigger a worse form of insecurity, especially in the zones most affected by the insecurity. In fact, the growth in the Telecom sector is determined by the very sub-sector that was suspended and the much celebrated 17 per cent contribution by Telecom sector to the gross domestic product (GDP) was as a result of the activities of the sub-sector under suspension.

“We, therefore, wish to advise that the Federal Government can still achieve the desired result as well as avoid creating more problems in an attempt to solve a problem if the suspension is revised immediately to avoid the danger the suspension may expose the youths to.

“We suggest that all existing SIM Cards must be paired with the NIN numbers within a stipulated time, while an average of three months should be allowed for smooth and effective pairing.

“We also suggest that the SIM Cards sale, registration and activation should be allowed to continue, while an average of 10 new NIN machines be deployed in every local government in the 774 local governments of the federation for a better reach.

“That no new SIM Card should be allowed to be synchronised without the support of NIN number and ID card until the SIM Card and NIN number pairing is concluded,” he said.



https://thenationonlineng.net/2m-youths-jobless-as-govt-suspends-sim-card-registration/

We have an insensitive, wicked and terrorist regime.

Buhari nu Olohun nu
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by lastempero: 1:21pm On Dec 29, 2020
Wicked souls.
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Fahdiga1: 1:34pm On Dec 29, 2020
This present Junta is all about annihilating Nigerians
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by eagleu: 1:41pm On Dec 29, 2020
Buhari's government of maximum pain!
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Grandmeister(m): 1:42pm On Dec 29, 2020
Those girls and guys into sim registeration hustle are now out of buisness. And they number in their hundreds of thousands. Well done to the government.
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by inoki247: 1:43pm On Dec 29, 2020
Me I dey look people wey dey shout security up nd down like criminal will not always looks for alternative plan...

Las las people go start to dey use dere dead family NiN or dey buy dead people NiN number....

if u live near border sef u can always pick dere signal nd use dere sim so waz all diz fuse sef....

Mak dem no tidy security mak dem dey chase air up nd down I believe ones u link ur sim card with a recognized ID dat alone is enough...
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by princemillla(m): 1:50pm On Dec 29, 2020
Who counted them?


As sensitive as sim card is, it shouldnt be degraded to something street urchins/touts fellow should be allowed to meddle with. Crime rate from irregularities of sim reg need to be curb

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Aystarz: 2:19pm On Dec 29, 2020
princemillla:
Who counted them?


As sensitive as sim card is, it shouldnt be degraded to something street urchins/touts fellow should be allowed to meddle with. Crime rate from irregularities of sim reg need to be curb

Clap for yourself! What a smart ass you are.
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Cajal(m): 2:59pm On Dec 29, 2020
[quote author=Yujin post=97521267]
You will apologize some day.[/quote
]..am sorry Sir
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Nobody: 3:09pm On Dec 29, 2020
Yujin:
Only the gullible will think this action is for the security of the masses. Nope, this is strictly to monitor any person challenging the demonic policies and intentions of the government in power and if they succeed, they will never risk the presidential position in the hands of those outside their circles. This is very obvious nah.
You all can lose your jobs and even die off... they don't give a fuc.k.

Actually it is.

1.A lot of Nigerians buy prepaid SIMS...which means , one person can buy up to 100 SIM, register them in his name, and sell them off to people who want to 'avoid stress of registering'. And some of these people are kidnappers...so when the police try to trace them via the SIM...they often times run into dead ends because ....the kidnapper was clever not to use a SIM registerd in his or her name.

2.Also, Nigerians sell their SIMS that they registered in their name. A recent kidnap case in Abuja...police traced the SIM used for ransom to one hawker who on questioning stated that he sold the sim to 'someone'. Police was unable to trace that someone (plus kidnappers took payment in bitcoins...not cash)

3.Linking SIM to NIN will cause invasion of privacy, yes, BUT....it would end the loopholes detailed in one and two. No more people buying preregistered SIM. Just go and register for your SIM yourself.

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Prolificgiant(m): 3:30pm On Dec 29, 2020
It's really pathetic how government twake up one day and give an order that will have adverse effect on the common man
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Pious101: 4:50pm On Dec 29, 2020
Charmingrascal:


We have an insensitive, wicked and terrorist regime.

Buhari nu Olohun nu
so na because of this short sentence na make u quote this long thread?
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Okoroawusa: 5:02pm On Dec 29, 2020
Yujin:
Only the gullible will think this action is for the security of the masses. Nope, this is strictly to monitor any person challenging the demonic policies and intentions of the government in power and if they succeed, they will never risk the presidential position in the hands of those outside their circles. This is very obvious nah.
You all can lose your jobs and even die off... they don't give a fuc.k.
So after 2023 the linking that you did today will be useless?

Wailing beclouds the intelligence of even seemingly intelligent people.
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Yujin(m): 6:29pm On Dec 29, 2020
Okoroawusa:

So after 2023 the linking that you did today will be useless?

Wailing beclouds the intelligence of even seemingly intelligent people.
Your jaundiced opinion is noted but you know the calibre of person you quoted. The scale that works in sane climes fail woefully in the Nigerian jungle were vampires with barbaric mentality are lurking. For your information, I'm a pro in Chess.
wink wink cheesy cheesy
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by efficiencie(m): 7:11pm On Dec 29, 2020
Claudiusdeux:


Actually it is.

1.A lot of Nigerians buy prepaid SIMS...which means , one person can buy up to 100 SIM, register them in his name, and sell them off to people who want to 'avoid stress of registering'. And some of these people are kidnappers...so when the police try to trace them via the SIM...they often times run into dead ends because ....the kidnapper was clever not to use a SIM registerd in his or her name.

2.Also, Nigerians sell their SIMS that they registered in their name. A recent kidnap case in Abuja...police traced the SIM used for ransom to one hawker who on questioning stated that he sold the sim to 'someone'. Police was unable to trace that someone (plus kidnappers took payment in bitcoins...not cash)

3.Linking SIM to NIN will cause invasion of privacy, yes, BUT....it would end the loopholes detailed in one and two. No more people buying preregistered SIM. Just go and register for your SIM yourself.

What happens when you lose your device to someone who uses it for a criminal activity...the crime gets traced to your NIN and the rest becomes history!

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Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Nobody: 9:09pm On Dec 29, 2020
efficiencie:


What happens when you lose your device to someone who uses it for a criminal activity...the crime gets traced to your NIN and the rest becomes history!

Simple. You report to the police...and the phone and NIN and SIM is flagged as stolen.
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by efficiencie(m): 9:50pm On Dec 29, 2020
Claudiusdeux:


Simple. You report to the police...and the phone and NIN and SIM is flagged as stolen.

What if the crime was committed with your stolen phone before you reported to the police? Direct to kirikiri...you just succeeded in reporting yourself...
Re: 2m Youths ‘jobless’ As Govt Suspends SIM Card Registration by Yujin(m): 11:20am On Dec 30, 2020
Claudiusdeux:


Actually it is.

1.A lot of Nigerians buy prepaid SIMS...which means , one person can buy up to 100 SIM, register them in his name, and sell them off to people who want to 'avoid stress of registering'. And some of these people are kidnappers...so when the police try to trace them via the SIM...they often times run into dead ends because ....the kidnapper was clever not to use a SIM registerd in his or her name.

2.Also, Nigerians sell their SIMS that they registered in their name. A recent kidnap case in Abuja...police traced the SIM used for ransom to one hawker who on questioning stated that he sold the sim to 'someone'. Police was unable to trace that someone (plus kidnappers took payment in bitcoins...not cash)

3.Linking SIM to NIN will cause invasion of privacy, yes, BUT....it would end the loopholes detailed in one and two. No more people buying preregistered SIM. Just go and register for your SIM yourself.
Do you think I don't understand the concept behind sim registration? Listen very well... Irrespective of the measures you put in place track criminals, smart ones still manage to bypass them. What you post up there is the reason you can sell to overwhelmingly naive citizens. There are some who can beyond the façade. The terrorist government is quick to freeze endsars supporters account numbers in less than 2 months whereas they're yet to uncover a single account that belong to the sponsors of boko haram. The can sell this story to the birds. We know their real intentions.

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