The idea of SIM registration is never strange. It took me 2 weeks in the UK
to obtain a telephone line as a visitor because a registration had to tally with my VISA
Certificate and International Passport No. In organized societies, the government can use this
to protect the citizenry. Same is possible in Nigeria.
But I have a big question to How is Nigerian Government going to use this as a strategy to fix
kidnapping. Look at this:
My Friend was kidnapped 2 times by different groups. At each of this times, he was never contacted before the attack. From the time they picked him till the time he was released on ransom, the only means of communication was his own phone. There was no identification of any phone line belonging to the NAPAS. If his lines were registered, how would this aid his release and of cause a protection for his family.
Do you think kidnapping can be checked with just this exercise of SIm registration given that other security measures are hitting the rocks? Or would you make other suggestions that the government and the people would try?