The Arewa Telecom Operators Agents has alleged that more than 1.5 million people Nationwide has been rendered jobless due to the recent suspension of the SIM card registration by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Oyogist.com learnt.
President of the association, Hassan Yakubu said, “As a registered association under the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with registration number CAC/IT/NO131761 and with the Nigeria Communications Commission volume number as NCC/CAB/2019/VOL.1/011, we are fully in support of the Nigerian government’ measures to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.”
Yakubu further said, “The suspension of SIM card registration may trigger another worse form of insecurity, especially in zones most affected by the insecurity. “In fact, the growth in the telecoms sector is determined by the very sub-sector that was suspended and the much celebrated 17 per cent contribution by the telecoms sector on the Gross Domestic Product was as a result of the activities of the sub-sector under suspension.
“We therefore wish to advise that the Nigerian 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 reversed immediately to avoid the danger the suspension may expose the youths to.”