Communication giant, MTN has commenced a nationwide revalidation exercise for its current SIM subscribers.

Due to the massive manpower needed for this task, it has embarked on the recruitment of eight thousand temporary staff for the duty of validating the details of subscribers.

MTN is facing a fine to the tune of N780 billion.

The General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Richard Iweanoge speaks on this, “We have extended opening and closing hours of most of our outlets from 7am-10pm every day of the week as well as on Saturdays and Sundays, dedicating 95 per cent of resources at our outlets to facilitate the SIM registration process for customers. MTN employees in other business areas have also been deployed to assist with SIM revalidation in our bid to reduce the long queues and large numbers of customers at our service points nationwide.”

“With the extensive steps taken, we assure our subscribers that we are working round the clock to ensure that their SIM registration details are captured without undue delay” he added.

To encourage subscribers, it is giving out free airtime ranging from N5000 to N10,000.