Telecommunication company, MTN has disclosed that it will increase capacity to provide National Identity Number enrolment services for its customer across the country.
MTN in a statement released said it has deployed an onsite appointment booking system designed to limit indoor crowding, and follow all measures put in place to guide against the spread of COVID-19.
The telecommunication company further stated that it has plans to launch an online version shortly.
The company added that the decision was taken to support the Federal Government and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’s efforts to drive the NIN registration.
According to MTN, a reliable and sustainable national identity management system would deliver multiple benefits to the telecoms industry and the country as a whole by aiding national economic planning and enhancing security, governance and service delivery at all levels.
MTN reiterated its commitment to roll out thousands of enrolment devices across all geo-political zones, noting that it had already commenced enrolment for NINs at a limited number of its service centres across Nigeria.
The Chief Customer Relations Officer for MTN Nigeria, Ugonwa Nwoye said, “We seek the continued patience and understanding of our esteemed customers and the public as we continue scaling up capacity.”
He gave the assurance that the telco was working with the NIMC and Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to expand the number of enrolment centres, and ensure they provided an access point for as many Nigerians.
“This involves close collaboration between other Mobile Network Operators and NIMC to ensure certification and technical integration is seamless while offering maximum possible protection from COVID-19.”
He said MTN was committed to collaborating with the government to ensure Nigerians had access to a location where they could enrol in the NIN system, while simultaneously registering their SIM cards, which he noted was critical to the expansion of the digital economy.
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