Mobile Number Portability to take-off on Monday in Nigeria

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) that will enable Nigeria’s teeming mobile telephony users retain their unique number when they switch network service provider is to flag-off on Monday when the minister of communication technology, Omobola Johnson will formally flag of mobile number porting at an event billed to hold Monday April 22nd at The MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos following a regulatory directive by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Ahead of the take-off, Mobile phone companies including MTN Nigeria, the biggest by subscriber number and Globacom have stated that their internal processes and networks are ready to offer number porting services, announcements underscoring expectations that subscribers will migrate to their networks.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says that the number porting scheme is being introduced to drive competition in the telecom market and widen the choices open to phone subscribers.

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