Aisha Yesufu vows not to link NIN to phone number

Aisha Yesufu

Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group Aisha Yesufu says she would not be linking her national identification number (NIN) to her phone number because she does not trust the Federal Government.

Mrs Yesufu returned to Twitter on Friday after some time off and reawakened calls for the resignation of the minister of communications and digital economy Isa Pantami over past extremist comments.

Pantami, also an Islamic cleric, in one of his past sermons appeared to be sympathetic with the cause of terrorist groups – Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The Presidency rejected calls for his resignation, saying they were being sponsored by people who were opposed to his “radical changes” in the communications sector.

Tweeting on Friday, Yesufu said: “Let me repeat categorically what I have said before. I WILL NOT BE LINKING MY NIN to my phone number! I will rather not have a phone line than willingly give my information and have it in the control of a terrorist sympathiser and his cohorts #PantamiMustGo.”

The activist also hailed Southern governors over their meeting in Asaba, Delta State where they banned open grazing in the region, called for the restructuring of the country and urged the president to address the nation over growing insecurity among others.

“Dear Southern Governors Una do well! For every North there is a South and no region has monopoly of being self centred & intolerant!

“We all can be crazy & everyone has bed in psychiatric hospital. Na who wan occupy am dey go there!” she said.