Federal Government urged to lift suspension order on sales of SIM, registration, etc.
The Association of SIM Registration Agents (ASREG) has called on the Federal Government to the suspension order placed on sales, registration and activation of SIM cards in the country.
The association has based its appeal on reported hardship being faced by phone users in the country.
Kwara state branch of ASREG in a statement said that millions of Nigerian youths have been rendered jobless by the recent suspension order by the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.
Federal Government had attributed ban on new SIM registration SIM on rising insecurity across the country.
Government added that access to pre-registered SIM cards had always aided criminals to perpetrate and get away with their acts of kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and acts of terrorism.
The association Chairman Sunday Ajimoko, said as a registered association under the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, they are fully in support of the Federal Government’s measures to protect the lives and properties of the citizenry.
He, however, advised the Federal Government to tread carefully, saying that available research works on causes of insecurity across the country had been linked primarily to youth unemployment.