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Buhari Demands Cheaper Data, Better Services from MTN

Buhari Demands Cheaper Data, Better Services from MTN

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, received in audience members of the board of MTN Group, led by its president and chief executive, Ralph Mupita, at the State House, on Friday, urging the telecom company to make its services better and cheaper for Nigerians.

“I congratulate you on your appointment as the Group President of MTN. I wish you all the best”, Buhari said, adding “Nigeria is your most lucrative market in Africa, Asia and the Middle East as well as the source of a third of the income of the entire MTN Group.

“As such, we urge you to offer top-of-the-range and affordable services to Nigerians.

“As we seek to make broadband widely available and affordable, we urge MTN to continue to support our efforts by expanding high-quality connectivity to Nigerians in un-served and under-served areas.”

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The president also called on the group to support the implementation of the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in the Nigerian telecommunications sector.

He said, “I recently unveiled and launched the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in the Nigerian telecommunications sector.

“I call on MTN to support the implementation of this policy and, train and engage more Nigerians in your company.

“In particular, we will like you to continue to support our efforts by improving the quality of service and enabling a downward price review of the cost of data and other services, in view of your large market in Nigeria.

“We also urge you to step up your corporate social responsibility programmes and support research and development that will enhance your services in Nigeria.”

 

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