MTN CEO Pleads With Nigerians Over Tedious SIM Re-registration Exercise

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MTN Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman and Corporate Service Executive, Aminat Oyagbola, have appealed to affected subscribers in the on-going re-registration of SIM cards, stressing that the whole process would be a win-win situation all stakeholders.

Moolman said it has become imperative for the telco to ensure that it has a reliable database of its subscribers because of the next phase of the telecoms revolution, especially in the area of broadband services.

Oyagbola said the firm is doing the registration afresh, stressing that it will be done in batches, which should be completed in the next six months.

“We are sorry about the number of time a subscriber had to revisit our outlet. The target is to have an accurate data base from our own end and then synchronise it with that of the regulator.

“It is a huge exercise. We have placed order for SIM registration equipment from the manufacturers, but they claimed to have run out of stocks because it is not only Nigeria that is registering subscribers. They gave us till March for them to have stocks,” Oyagbola stated.

Oyagbola said to ensure the integrity of the data being captured, MTN actually purchased new systems, hired about 10,000 contract staff for the re-registration process, adding that the firm was committed to supporting the government in building a dependable national database.

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