MTN Nigeria has commenced the operation of special mega centres across the country for revalidating and updating customers’ Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards registration details.
For effect, the company has recruited 8,000 Nigerians to handle the exercise.
The company said for ease of access, some of the mega centres are located in Lagos – Oshodi, Festac, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikeja and Ipaja, Alimosho. Others are located in Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ilorin, Enugu, Aba, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Warri, Calabar, Kano, Katsina, Jos, Bauchi, Abuja and Kaduna. The mega centres are designed to reduce the queues and facilitate a seamless registration process.
The General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Richard Iweanoge said,
“We have extended opening and closing hours of most of our outlets from 7am-10pm every day of the week as well as on Saturdays and Sundays, dedicating 95 per cent of resources at our outlets to facilitate the SIM registration process for customers. MTN employees in other business areas have also been deployed to assist with SIM revalidation in our bid to reduce the long queues and large numbers of customers at our service points nationwide.”
“With the extensive steps taken, we assure our subscribers that we are working round the clock to ensure that their SIM registration details are captured without undue delay”
“In the process of supporting this laudable national interest initiative, MTN continues to recruit young Nigerians for this purpose and to date has been able to build capacity and has provided over 8,000 jobs on a contract basis to support the SIM registration effort,” he added.
It will be recalled that MTN is facing a record fine – $3.4 billion from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for flouting the regulatory body’s directive on SIM deactivation.