By Victor Ahiuma-Young

LAGOS— TRADE Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, yesterday, expressed concern over non-release of the four members of Lagos State Council of  Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, including its Chairman, Alhaji Wahab Oba and their driver, four days after they were abducted by unknown gunmen in Abia State.

The umbrella body of senior staff associations in the country, in a statement by Comrade Peter Esele, President-General and Chief John Kolawole, Secretary-General, called on the Federal Government to implement the directive mandating all telephone operators, either in areas of the Global System of Mobile Communications, GSM or the Private Telecommunications Operators, PTO,  as a matter of national security, commence the immediate registration of all existing Subscriber Identity Module, SIM, and all telephone lines throughout the country.

The union said it is a first step towards fighting the social ill.

TUC said, “Government should  halt the current practice whereby every Tom, Dick and Harry, easily picks up SIM cards from bus stops, market places and other unauthorised dealers and discard same after using the line to commit crime.

“All ongoing data and image projects intended to capture every residents of the country should be holistically concluded and put into effective use by all including security agencies and operators,” it said.

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