By Prince Osuagwu
The lingering fuel crisis in the country has started taking toll on the telecommunications sector as Airtel yesterday said its services have been impaired by the effects of the scarcity.
According to Airtel, the services could get worse if the situation persists and may erode its efforts at delivering quality and seamless telecommunications services in the country.
Statement from Airtel management, said: “Airtel Networks Limited wishes to inform our customers and the general public that the prevailing situation in the country regarding the scarcity of diesel and other petroleum products is presently impacting negatively on our commitments to delivering best-in-class quality of service and seamless telephony experience to all Nigerians.
“While we are currently doing everything within our means as well as going the extra mile to ensure that all our base stations and switches are up and running, it is sad to note that it is becoming increasingly difficult to replenish current stock of diesel due to the lingering scarcity of the products.
We are also concerned that, if the situation persists, it may have adverse effects on our network, impacting both voice and data services.
“Airtel, therefore, wishes to assure all customers that we will continue working with all our partners and stakeholders to mitigate any negative impact as we remain committed to our promise of providing exceptional services.
“We seek the cooperation and understanding of all whilst apologizing for any inconvenience at this time.”