MTN Nigeria has explained the rationale behind its venturing into promoting solar lighting technology in Nigeria. According to the telecoms company, with over $16 billion investment already put in the Nigerian telecoms market, MTN has identified a gap in electricity supply and a need to bridge the gap. It would be recalled that MTN in partnership with Lumos, recently unveiled an affordable alternative electricity solution called Mobile Electricity Service.
The partnership was expected to make the lives of subscribers a whole lot brighter through innovative solar technological solutions. According to MTN Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ferdi Moolman, the mobile electricity solution was a unique innovation that combines the efficiency of the mobile revolution with reliable solar energy to provide modern electricity to millions of Nigerians through an affordable pay-per-use functionality and simple installation.
“The MTN and Lumos partnership is poised to scale clean and affordable, off-grid power across Nigeria. With the backing of OPIC and Power Africa, MTN and Lumos plan to bring electricity to over 1 million Nigerians this year.
The solar technology of Lumos and the easy payment process with MTN airtime provides a seamless customer experience for Nigerians looking for modern clean electricity,” he said. Moolman added: “We have always ensured that our subscribers constantly enjoy our innovative products and services, as we continue to engage them at their passion points with life-enriching experiences. Now everyone can enjoy 24/7 access to noise-free, fume-free reliable electricity, every day for as low as NGN150 per day.
“We believe that this solution will help to improve the lives of our subscribers especially because it empowers them to do more for less with electricity at their convenience and pace. “We are very excited about this major milestone, which will enable us to accelerate our growth in Nigeria and improve the lives of millions,” said Davidi Vortman, CEO and Co-Founder at Lumos Global.