Some Nigerians on Twitter have slammed the newest directive of the Nigerian Communications Fee asking them to submit the identification variety of their telephones to it from July. The regulatory physique made the revelation in its Revised Nationwide Id Coverage for SIM Card Registration.
Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the newest transfer by the federal government, insisting that it was an excessive amount of for the federal government to ask of residents.
A Twitter person, Funmi @rusticfunmi tweeted “The tyrannical federal authorities of Nigeria has now demanded our IMEI numbers with the intention to determine and observe us through our telephones. This demand by the NCC is a violation of our privateness and is ILLEGAL.. our ‘supposed’ structure stands towards such intrusion on our privateness.”
Edward Bode @edwardbode stated “This NIN I submitted was a mistake, I’ll by no means submit my IMEI to the federal government. All of us deserve some privateness!!!!!”
Emeka Amakeze @EmekaAmakeze tweeted “Nigerians to submit their cellphone’s IMEI quantity.We all know that anyone together with your cellphone’s IMEI quantity can remotely render your cellphone ineffective, observe it or use it for malicious functions. What precisely does NCC need?”
Twitter person, @ezenibenonny puzzled in regards to the ethical standing of presidency to even problem the directive, tweeting“ So, I’ll purchase cellphone with my cash and submit the IMEI to authorities that by no means cared about me. Buhari, I will not do it.”
Taking a special perspective is Twitter person @royaltyuso, who believed that the directive is not going to be sustained. He tweeted, “No coverage in Nigeria works. All the things will get an extension until it fails or will get deserted. Can’t be bothered about IMEI submission.”