Covid-19: MTN and Samsung donate 500 smartphones and free data to isolation centers

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The federal ministry of health in a recent tweet announced the donation of 500 units of A2 Core smartphones from Samsung Nigeria and 6 months worth of data from MTN Nigeria to enhance data capturing and case reporting at the isolation centers nationwide to support Nigeria Government in the fight against COVID-19.

MTN Nigeria announced a partnership with Samsung Nigeria to provide communication support to health workers across the country in a recent press release posted on the website.

MTN said this is part of ongoing drive to support the Federal Government’s continued effort against the spread of the coronavirus.

Five hundred  A2 Core phones from Samsung together with SIM cards and 2GB data monthly for six months from MTN will be given to case managers in the isolation centers across the 36 states of the country as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This donation eases the process of data capturing and case reporting in these centers, supporting the government’s strategic plan in dealing with the pandemic.

Covid-19: MTN and Samsung donates 500 smartphones and free data to isolation centers Source: MTN Nigeria

Chief Corporate Services Officer, MTN Nigeria, Tobechukwu Okigbo, said that to win the fight against the coronavirus, Nigerians – corporates and individuals must continue to work with the government. “Everyone that calls Nigeria home must see this pandemic as an opportunity to unite in service to the country, for the greater good of us all. We are only good together. MTN will continue to look for ways to collaborate with other stakeholders to help the government flatten the curve.”

Samsung’s Managing Director, Caden Yu describes the initiative as the company’s commitment to supporting the government in these times. ‘’Our thoughts are with every Nigerian and this donation is a way of using our resources to fight this pandemic. The survival of the human race is hinged on our collaborative effort; together we will get through this.”

Earlier in the year, MTN Nigeria unveiled Y’ello Hope Package to address the impact of COVID-19. MTN donated over 500 million naira worth of airtime, data, and analytics, through the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) in support to state governments to facilitate communications during travel restrictions and, over 1.4 billion naira worth of airtime, data, and devices to connect medical personnel and health agencies.

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Source: MTN Nigeria

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