The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has threatened to file a lawsuit against the Federal Government.
SERAP vowed to institute legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government for blocking 72 million telecommunication subscribers in the country.
The non-partisan organization faulted the blocking of lines without due process.
In a tweet, SERAP wrote: “BREAKING: NIN-SIM registration: We’re suing the Buhari administration over the blocking of 72 million subscribers from making calls without due process of law.”
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, had commended Nigerians and Legal Residents for their support during the exercise to link National Identification Number (NIN) to the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM).
A statement made available by the Nigerian Communications Commission, signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said as of date, over 125 million SIMs have had their NINs submitted for immediate linkage, verification, and authentication.