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9mobile launches 4G LTE in Ilorin, begins NIN registration

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Telecommunications Company, 9mobile, has launched its 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network in the city of Ilorin, Kwara State.

This latest addition to the 4G coverage from 9mobile will make it possible for Nigerians in the historic city to join a growing number of 9mobile customers across the country already enjoying fast and reliable 4G connectivity for their smartphones.

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With this development, 9mobile’s 4G LTE will power digital experience in Ilorin and accelerate Nigeria’s broadband penetration target.

Speaking on the launch of the 4G LTE service in Ilorin, 9mobile’s Chief Commercial Officer, Stjepan Udovicic, affirmed that 9mobile is “working hard to empower Nigerians with world-class data services and helping to close the digital divide. We are excited to add the historic city of Ilorin to the growing list of cities already enjoying our 4G LTE network. We are committed to delivering innovation and value while building world-class networks for our customers.”

In a related development, the telecommunications firm has commenced the National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment in Lagos and Abuja at designated centres.

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The telco in a statement on Monday disclosed that the development followed Federal Government’s approval granting telecoms the licence for NIN enrollment to ease the pressure of large crowd turnout at the various enrollment centres of the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Udovicic said: “9mobile will always seek opportunities to collaborate with regulators and other stakeholders on initiatives that will enable Nigerians to achieve their full potential. We are pleased to announce the commencement of NIN enrollment at select experience centres duly approved by NIMC to help expand registration access to Nigerians ahead of the new deadline set by the government for the exercise.”

According to him, 9mobile experience centres offering NIN registration includes 43 Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos; 31, Marina Road, Marina, Lagos and Royal Plaza, 23 Road by 402 junctions, Festac Town, Lagos.

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Udovicic said that others include 9mobile Regional Office, 8 Kikuyi close, off Aminu Kano, Wuse 2, Abuja and Plot 1774, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

He urged customers and intending enrollees to observe all guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, including wearing of face masks and maintaining social/physical distancing.

Udovicic noted that strict observance of guidelines would be fully enforced at the experience centres.

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