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New mobile service shields public from Ebola

05 September 2014, 14:34

Lagos - A new free service has been launched to educate locals on the Ebola virus.

Airtel Nigeria in collaboration with Opera Software, announced the launch of the offering as government and the private sector intensify efforts to curb the spread.

Through the mobile site,  www.ebolafacts.com, provides educational information on Ebola, Airtel subscribers will be able to access vital information on their mobile phones without worrying incurring data charges.
By clicking the ‘Ebola Info’ pass on the Airtel Nigeria mobile store, users will be directed to the URLs they can browse for free to educate themselves on the virus.
Also read: Rivers governor: Please help us with Ebola!

Commenting on this initiative, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa, restated Airtel’s commitment to empowering Nigerians with access to relevant, up-to-date information that will deepen their understanding on matters relating to the Ebola virus and ultimately assist them to stay safe and healthy at all times.
"As a responsible corporate citizen and key stakeholder, we are deeply concerned about the wellbeing of Nigerians and we will continue to leverage on our robust technological platforms to empower citizens, especially as this is in line with our corporate vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians,” he said.
Richard Monday, Director for Opera sub-Saharan Africa, said the company was also playing its part.

“We have all been following the concerning news of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa and we want to ensure that Nigerians have access to as much information as possible to avoid contracting the virus.

We believe these facts should be available freely and conveniently, which is why we are working with Airtel Nigeria to help provide a valuable portal for subscribers to access key details at any time,” he said.

- CAJ News


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