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Unilag student wins NCC mobile number portability essay

Unilag student wins NCC mobile number portability essay

Olawale Johnson Dasaolu, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has emerged winner in the mobile number portability essay organised by the Nigerian telecoms watchdog to test awareness of students on the scheme.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that Olawale Johnson Dasaolu, an undergraduate of University of Lagos; Kadri Olamide of University of Ibadan and Ifeanyi Okpala from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, emerged winner, runner up and second runner up respectively in the contest.

The essay, “The Effect of Mobile Number Portability on the Telecoms Service and Usage in Nigeria” was organised by NCC for students in tertiary institutions and the new set of winners emerged from the South West region of Nigeria.

According to the telecom watchdog, the essay was to to test students’ knowledge of the Number Portability scheme and increase awareness, research skills and competition among students in tertiary institutions.

The winning candidates will be presented with gifts and awards at a ceremony scheduled for Friday 18th July, 2014 at the Commission’s Conference Room at 2pm prompt, NCC said

Mobile Number Portability(MNP) means you can switch your mobile service provider and keep your phone number. With MNP, you can now move your personal number to another network without having to bother about getting a new number or losing important contacts.

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