Aisha Yesufu has explained why her national identification number (NIN) is not to be linked to her telephone number, as requested by the Federal Government.
BBOG convener and human rights activist, Yesufu says that connecting her NIN to her telephone number would be controlled by a terrorist and his groups.
This was revealed in a tweet with the hashtag #PantiMustGo where she called for the sack or resignation of the minister of communication and the digital economy, Isa Pantami.
The demand for the sacking or resignation of Pantami is the result of an announcement that he gave in the past that he supposedly supported terrorist organisations – Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
However, Pantami was supported by the President, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who said that he was young when he made these remarks.
Reacting through a video in April, Yesufu said, “The Presidency is not Garba Shehu and Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidency is an institution and that institution should never be seen in any way whatsoever supporting someone who is now known to have been a terrorist sympathiser.
“We cannot be a nation that allows people who support terrorism to be out there in our public domain as public servants. We cannot have a minister of a sector that is so sensitive as per our information, everything under that sector – be someone who is a terrorist sympathiser, whether has been, still is, repented or not.”