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MTN NIGE­RIA has or­dered its staff to work from home in or­der to com­bat and con­trol the spread of coron­avirus (Covid-19). “The sit­u­a­tion un­fold­ing around the world is un­like any­thing we’ve seen in our life­times and is a re­minder that we’re all more con­nected than we’ve ever been,” the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany said. “To get through this we need each other – we need pa­tience, un­der­stand­ing, com­pas­sion, and to do the right thing for each other.” It said it was cru­cial for com­pa­nies to help con­tain the es­ca­lat­ing out­break and safe­guard op­er­a­tions so that economies could keep mov­ing. “For MTN in par­tic­u­lar, we un­der­stand the vi­tal role our net­work and ser­vices play in sup­port­ing peo­ple, or­gan­i­sa­tions, and in­sti­tu­tions na­tion­wide,” the com­pany said. “Mind­ful of our re­spon­si­bil­ity – to keep Nige­ria and Nige­ri­ans con­nected to the peo­ple they love and the in­for­ma­tion and tech­nol­ogy they need, we have ad­justed our in­ter­nal poli­cies and made a few changes to how we serve our cus­tomers.” MTN said in the past month it had im­ple­mented pre­cau­tion­ary measures in its fa­cil­i­ties na­tion­wide, in­clud­ing sus­pend­ing all non-crit­i­cal busi­ness meet­ings, travel and events. MTN said it would in­tro­duce sev­eral new measures such as us­ing more chan­nels to de­liver health and safety in­for­ma­tion and sus­pend­ing fees for all money trans­fers via its “Momo agent” net­work. | African News Agency (ANA)

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