By Prince Osuagwu
MTN Nigeria, yesterday, finalised agreement with Huawei Technologies to extend telecommunications services to about 350 uncovered Nigerian villages and communities that have not tested telecommunications services for the first time.
MTN said it has used the past nine months to conduct research which revealed that well over 500 villages and communities and over 40 million Nigerians have not experienced the telecommunications services.
Announcing the development in Lagos while concluding the signing of the MoU with Huawei, the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ahmad Farroukh, said about 35 to 40 million Nigerians, especially in the rural areas do not have access to basic telephone services.
He said: “MTN had, in the last nine months carried out a nationwide survey and discovered that over 850 villages have never had access to any form of telecommunications services.”