In an effort to make the pilgrimage a wonderful experience for Hajj pilgrims, MTN Nigeria has begun a discounted rate on Voice, SMS and data to all customers in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj. The pilgrims will be able to receive calls and text messages from families in Nigeria for free. And they will also make calls to Nigeria at a call rate as low as N35 while in the holy land.
According to Biztechafrica, MTN Nigeria, in addition to the discounted rates, also gave out travel kits such as sling bags, money pouch, slippers and free MTN SIM cards to intending pilgrims in all the different Hajj camps in Nigeria.
Richard Iweanoge, The general manager, MTN consumer marketing, stated that MTN is committed to making its customers’ life better through product and services.
“We also deem it fit and important, that during this special period for our Muslim subscribers, we can help them connect and stay stronger in their faith and belief. It is for this reason that we have given them this support to make them achieve their religious obligation,” Richard further stated.
This effort by MTN Nigeria has drawn recommendation from several Nigerian pilgrims to the holy land. They expressed joy that this year’s hajj will be a wonderful and unique express to them.