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No Sim Card Should Be Blocked Until February 9 – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has come out to say that no subscriber should be blocked from telecom operators’ networks till February 9.

A recent statement by the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, revealed this presidential order.

According to the Chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, and Publicity Secretary, Damian Udeh, the extension from Buhari was very gracious, and he hopes Nigerians will take advantage.

He then thanked PMB for giving NIMC more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country.

His words, “ALTON can confirm to our members that we have received formal confirmation from the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from January 19 to February 9.”

“We thank the President for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country.”

“We are also grateful to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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