Why I won’t link NIN to my phone number —Aisha Yesufu

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Activist, Aisha Yesufu, has said that she will not link her National Identification to her phone as required by the Federal Government.

According to Yesufu, linking her NIN to her phone will have her information in the control a terrorist sympathiser and his cohorts.

She disclosed this in a tweet with the hashtag #PantiMustGo which demands the sacking or resignation the Minister Communications and Digital , Isa Pantami.

“Let me repeat categorically what I have said before. I WILL NOT BE LINKING MY NIN to my phone ! I will rather not have a phone line than willingly give my information and have in the control a terrorist sympathiser and his cohorts #PantamiMustGo,” Yesufu tweeted.
The call for Pantami’ sacking or resignation is a result of a sermon he delivered in the past which had him allegedly sympathising with terrorist groups – Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Pantami was, however, backed by the Presidency the to on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who said the minister was young when he made those statements and that his had since changed.

Reacting a video in April, Yesufu said, “The Presidency is not Garba Shehu and Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidency is an institution and that institution should never be seen in any way whatsoever supporting someone who is now known to have been a terrorist sympathiser.

“We cannot be a nation that allows people who to be there in our public domain as public servants. We cannot have a minister of a sector that is so sensitive – as per our information, everything under that sector – be someone who is a terrorist sympathiser, whether has been, is, repented or not.”