Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Friday, February 7, 2014, Chineye
Amanfo, spokesperson of the telecommunications company reacted to the
alleged call, “We are aware of the telephone conversation from the so
called Etisalat customer care personnel. We are currently investigating
the matter but it is not a commercial from Etisalat. All our commercials
are handled by our agency and it will be duely signed before it can be
A couple of days back, a hilarious phone conversation between an
alleged Etisalat customer care agent and a purported subscriber, who
just ported to the network went viral on social media.
routine call which lasted two and half minutes had Uche, the alleged
Etisalat agent communicating with a supposed subscriber known as
Abdulraman Bakare. Unfortunately, Abdulraman’s wife was the one that
picked the call.
In the conversation that ensued, the woman warned Uche
to face her work and stop trying to steal people’s husband. She even
further threatened to show up at Etisalat’s office to report Uche to the
management of the company. Throughout the conversation, Uche remained
polite, firm and professional in her dealing with the woman.
Since the communication went viral, different comic photographs,
write ups and comments have flooded the social media about the
They include Every Uche Omise on my matter, please face your work. My
pikin, I say let me ask you, do MTN call people like that, why this
Uche no wan face her work. My name is Uche and I am innocent in this
ENCOMIUM Weekly’s checks revealed that no agency has laid claim to
the commercial. However, speculations abound that the commercial might
have come from competitors and distractors who are adapting measures on
how to cope with the competitive market.
The call which is trending is reported below:
Uche: Good morning.
Uche: Hello, good morning
Woman: Good Morning
Uche: My name is Uche, I am calling you from Etisalat customer care. How are you today?
Woman: Fine, how is work
Uche: Work is fine, thank God. We are calling you to thank you for your patronage on Etisalat net work.
Woman: Okay, thank you very much.
Uche: Am I speaking with Abulraman Bakar.
Woman: You want to talk to him.
Uche: I want to confirm, is that the person I am speaking with .now.
Woman: No, I am working with them. Can I call him for you?
Uche: Is he close by?
Uche: Okay, I will like to speak with him.
Woman: I am just working with them.
Woman calls her husband: Daddy nko? E pee daddy wa. Okay, won wee.
Woman: Hello, he is bathing?
Uche: Okay, please may I know your name.
Woman: I am working with them.
Uche: It is okay, I will like to know who I am speaking with.
Woman: I am not the owner of the phone, he is the owner of the phone.
Uche: It’s alright. When would you want me to call back so I can speak with him?
Woman: Can I know your name so he can call you back?
Uche: It’s okay, you cannot call this number, but we will call back.
Woman: Okay, well done. Is that how you people use to call them?
Uche: It’s alright, yes. We check up on our customers from time to time
Woman: Okay, he will come and see you in the office. I will tell him.
Uche: There will be no need, we will call back.
Uche: We just want to know if he is having any issue with his line.
Woman: Iyawo Uche, se bi awon Etisalat tin pe oko oloko lori phone ni yen.
Well done oooo.
Uche: Its alright ma, thank you very much for your time.
Woman: If he needs you, he will call. I am his
wife ooo, face your work ooo because MTN don’t call customers like
that, face your work. You don’t need to call him for anything again,
if he needs you, he will call you
Uche: It is alright ma.