For their loyalty, support and patronage, MTN Nigeria has celebrated its teeming customers with a special reward and recognition program tagged MTN Prestige: Circle of Distinction.
The launch, which was held at the impressive Wheatbaker Hotel, was well attended by dignitaries including the Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy; Steve Ayorinde, Chairman/CEO, Channels Television; John Momoh, veteran broadcast journalist and public analyst Jimi Disu, and renowned economist; Bismarck Rewane.
Other guests at the event included media entrepreneur; Kenny Ogunbe, Chairman, Editorial Board, Nation newspaper, Sam Omatseye, Publisher, Businessday newspaper, Frank Aigbogun, Celebrity media entrepreneurs; Ono Bello, Azuka Ogujiuba and Sisi Yemmie, Commercial Director, Air France/KLM; Arthur Dieffenthaler and Coscharis’ Divisioner General Manager; Ufuoma Umukoro.
Speaking during the occasion, the General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Richard Iweanoge, stated that the Circle of Distinction was introduced to appreciate customers for their support to the brand by enlisting them into an elite group of subscribers.
“MTN Prestige is a proposition designed to welcome our deserving customers into a Circle of Distinction. What it means is that we are appreciating customers that have stayed loyal to the brand since we started operation 16 years ago. Although we have recognized them in the past, today we decided to take things a notch higher with this platform of luxury and style which we have fittingly called MTN Prestige,” he said.
While stating that the loyalty scheme is available to all prepaid, postpaid and e-postpaid customers in 4 categories; Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze, Iweanoge further added that the admission into MTN Prestige is dependent on customer’s spend and their tenure on the network.
He explained: “Membership into the platform is available to all MTN postpaid, prepaid and e-paid subscribers. Customers qualify from the tenure point of view and for the spending point of view and enjoy benefits ranging from free airtime to free data, mobile phones, access to MTN lounges at the airports, special invitation to premium events and discounted flight fares in partnership with Air France,” he informed.
He further assured MTN subscribers of the telecoms company’s commitment to efficient service delivery and offer of life-enriching services and products in the year.
Renowned economist and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Limited, Bismarck Rewane who was at the occasion, welcomed the initaitive describing it as timely and forthright.
“The timing is critical and auspicious. It’s a welcome idea, forthright at a time when others are cutting back; MTN is ploughing in despite the regulatory combats. It’s a sign of commitment to the country. We are hopeful we’ll all come back to winning ways again,” he said.
At the event, MTN also showcased exotic cars from Coscharis Motors and art works from some of Nigerian’s most prestigious artists including Olu Amoda, Rom Isichei, Victor Ehikhamenor, Kainebi Osahenye, Uchay Joel Chima, Obinna Makata, Isaac Emokpae, Uthman Wahab and Modupeola Fadugba, allowing guests to enjoy some of Nigerians most inspiring talents.