All this issue arose due to a huge debts that caused the whole company; having failed to pay up over N541 billion debts owed to consortium of banks that include Access Bank PLC, Zenith Bank, GTBank, FirstBank and other foreign banks.
Although that the Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said they are still studying the situation. The NCC has assured that there would be no negative impact on subscribers and on jobs, which was a great news to everyone on the network.
Moreover Etisalat released a statement to phase out of Nigeria in 3weeks time. But due to The intervention of Nigerian financial and telecoms regulatory authorities which had helped to prevent a major stricture that could have erased jobs and the integrity of the two sectors.
9Mobile believing in togetherness of 9ja, decided to go for the “9” also they went futher in explaining what the 9 actually stands for. In their words they said;
» 9 stands for speed, quality, excellence. if you’re looking to the future, you find it with 9.
» 9 gets you talking more, doing more, achieving more & living more.
» 9 is significant with nature, the start of life, time of birth. from our entry into the market 9 years ago to our evolution 9 years after, we are still 0809ja.
» we are here for you, rebranded for you because it is all about you.
They went further to unveil the new website which looks exactly like the old etisalat we all know but this time around the logos seems differences. You can now access their website using: https://clickedwap.com/9mobile.com.ng/