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Tears in Uyo as Uyo local government embarks on compulsory New Phone ticket license


What will government not do to stifle its citizens?


By Ndifreke Enefiok


So Uyo local government has embarked on subjecting people who want to own a phone to buy compulsory license for the phone.


If you don’t buy the license which is 1000naira, your new phone will be seized and if the phone buyer doesn’t pay, the shop that sells the phone bears the cost of the license.


And the license is 50 pieces, meaning every shop pays 50k for the license whether they sell a product or not, they must bear the cost of the license.

When I quizzed one of the license agent who was sitting confidently and waiting for a customer to enforce the compulsory license on at a phone shop at plaza, she told me Uyo local government was forcing the ‘extortion tactics’ on buyers to help them in event of phone theft or lose of phone.

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I asked her, ‘what if I lose my phone and decide not to track it?.


She replied, no you must buy the license because we will give you a code and it’s that code that we will use to track your phone for you.


Me again, what if I don’t want to track my phone?


She: you must track the phone.


Me: It’s alright


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