2M YOUTHS ‘JOBLESS’ AS GOVT SUSPENDS SIM CARD REGISTRATION

Written by on December 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.

PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION, 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.


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