3’OCLOCK NEWS UPDATE

DPR/GASOLINE

The Department of Petroleum Resources, Akwa Ibom state chapter has sealed 13 cooking gas stations in for illegal operation.

DPR operations controller, Victor Ohwodiasa disclosed this to newsmen in Eket, Local Government Area of the state, saying the cooking gas stations were operating illegally and their facilities were not licensed by the department in the state.

Ohwodiasa also warned the operators to stop illegal transfering of cooking gas from one cylinder to another.

The DPR controller however said the department would sensitise and enlighten the public and operators to safe handling procedures of cooking gas so as to safeguard lives and properties in the state while he appealed to the public to always buy cooking gas from only the DPR’S licensed facilities.

NCC/5G

In fulfillment of its commitment to put Nigeria on the frontline as a technology driven economy, Nigerian communications commission, NCC is set to roll out of 5G services across the country.

NCC executive vice chairman, Prof Umar Danbatta made this known during the public inquiry on draft frequency spectrum, fees and pricing, and annual operating levy regulations in Abuja.

Danbatta said the commission had throughly addressed all difficulties in making the process a reality and had already submitted the proposal to the federal government for approval to deploy the 5G coverage.

The Chairman further explained that the move followed series of pre-trial roll exercise earlier carried out by Mtn and Airtel networks, which justified the commission’s decision to commence the roll out plan across the nation.

NIMC/NIN

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has recorded over 60 million NIN in the national identity database.

NIMC’S head, corporate communications, Kayode Adegoke announced this in a statement issued to newsmen, saying it would not have been possible for the commission to record such unique and huge number without the cooperation of all stakeholders including the general public.

Adegoke who reminded that NIN was the primary identification for all citizens and legal residents of the country, noted that the commission is committed to keep the momentum of scaling up and speeding up NIN issuance nationwide for better identification, authentication and improved service delivery.

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