Sowore gives FG seven-day ultimatum to re-activate NIN, threatens lawsuit

The founder of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has given the Federal Government seven days to reactivate his National Identity Number.

Failure to do this, the activist theeatened to sue the Nigerian government.

This was contained in a pre-litigation notice written to the Attorney General of Nigeria and other Federal Government’s agencies by his lawyer,Tope Temokun, on Friday.

Sowore ealier raised an alarm that the Federal Government had deactivated all his means of identification.

The pre-action notice read in part, “In furtherance to the establishment of the National Identity Database, our Client presented himself for registration and was duly registered and his personal data captured and was issued a National Identity Card containing his National Identity Number by the National Identity Management Commission.

“Since the issuance of his National Identity Number, he has been using it to perform various transactions as stipulated by Section 27 of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007, to wit: Application for and issuance of a passport, Opening of bank account, Registration with INEC and issuance of voter’s card, etc.

“On the 12th of January 2022, when he wanted to use his National Identity Number to effect certain banking transaction, he discovered to his greatest consternation that his National Identity Number has been deactivated from the National Identity Database.

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