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MTN Must Pay N1.04tn Fine In Full-House Of Reps Insist

Posted: Mar 10, 2016 at 9:56 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, Hon. Sajeed Fijabi, on Wednesday insisted that MTN Nigeria should be made to pay the N1.04 trillion fine in full instead of reducing it to N780bn.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, had in October 2015 slammed an initial fine of N1.04 trillion on the telecom company for failing to disconnect 5.2 million unregistered subscribers on its network but was later reduced to N780 billion and gave the network provider till December 31, 2015 to pay up after the company had pleaded for leniency.

Speaking in a meeting with the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu and officials of NCC, Fijabi said any negotiation should be spearheaded by the NCC and not the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. He stressed that there should be no room for a reduction of the fine, as it would set a bad precedent.

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