Extend all Existing Subscription by One Month – Keyamo Urge DSTV, MTN, Others


The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Kayamo has urged the operators of DSTV, StarTimes to extend all subscription by one month to ease the pains of Nigerians in the event of the lockdown.

He stated this on his social media page urging MTN, Airtel and other Telecommunications companies to give Nigerians free data or airtime as their own contribution to ensure Nigerians comply with the lockdown.

He further stated that this will help the common man during the lock down and also help them make emergency calls to health officials.

Read statement, “1. As one of the Ministers entrusted with the welfare of Nigerian workers, I politely urge @DStvNg & @StarTimes_Ng to extend all EXISTING subscriptions by at least one month, free-of-charge, as their own contribution to ease the pains of Nigerian workers at this time of lockdown.”

“2. I would also urge @MTNNG @9mobileng @AirtelNigeria @GloWorld to consider giving Nigerians some token airtime & data to ease their pains & to ensure that communication with individuals & authorities is ensured in cases of emergencies, especially when toll-free numbers are busy.”

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the complete lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to curb the spread of the virus.

As at 30th March, 131 cases have been recorded in Nigeria.

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