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IN NUMBERS: MTN Nigeria utilisation of COVID-19 support



MTN Nigeria COVID-19 palliatives
MTN Nigeria has provided an update on the utilisation so far of its network initiatives to provide its customers and partners with connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to direct contributions to support the fight against COVID-19, including support to CACOVID (N1 billion), Federal and State Governments (communications support) and the NCDC (Devices, airtime, SMS channel and data).

MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria COVID-19 support package

MTN Nigeria also provided its customers with a range of free services to make communication easier.

According to the network provider;

  • More than 2 Billion free SMS were sent by over 40 million subscribers
  • About 3,000 Terrabytes of free data utilised to access zero-rated health websites, and access to the Ayoba messaging app
  • Over 1.7 Million free money transfers by about 100,000 people using the MoMo Agent Network (offer ended May 1st).

MTN Nigeria COVID-19 support package

Commenting on the update, MTN CEO Ferdi Moolman said: “Since we began providing 300 free SMS’s per month to our subscribers more than 2 billion SMS’s have been sent by more than 44 million subscribers demonstrating the universal appeal and accessibility of SMS as a communications service. We are proud to have been able to reach so many people and are committed to continuing to provide this service. As we continue to navigate this pandemic, we are focusing our efforts on trying to ensure no one is left behind.”

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