Governors insist MTN pays its fine
ABUJA: Cellphone operator MTN’s pleas for leniency following a $5.2 billion fine for failing to disconnect 5.1 million unregistered Nigerian users has suffered another setback after the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) insisted the company pay the penalty.
The governors’ body argued that the Nigeria Communications Commission’s ( NCC) decision to impose the record fine was justified. The governors also called on the Federal Government to expedite action in compelling MTN to pay.
MTN Nigeria was fined earlier this year. The Nigerian business is the South Africanbased MTN Group’s most lucrative subsidiary.
It has about 62 million customers among Nigeria’s 170 million people.