MTN Nigeria has denied a bribery allegation over its now settled fine issue with the Nigerian Communications Commission [NCC}.
An online report indeed alleged that a top official at the Presidency in Abuja collected bribe from MTN Nigeria to reduce the fine.
In a statement today, MTN Nigeria said:
MTN’s attention has been drawn to an online report alleging that a top official in the Presidency took a payment ‘from operators of MTN’ towards reducing the fine.
According to MTN Nigeria CEO, Ferdi Moolman, MTN Nigeria has no knowledge of this and the allegation is therefore denied.
The MTN Nigeria fine was ultimately settled with the NCC.