House C’ttee Rejects Reduction, Insists on N1.04tr…

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 Meanwhile, the House of Representatives Committee on Communications has rejected the reduction of the fine slammed on MTN Nigeria, insisting that the full fine of N1.04 trillion must be paid by the telecommunications firm.

It also ordered all parties involved in the matter to stay action pending the outcome of its investigations.

The Committee, led by Hon. Saheed Akinade Fijabi (Oyo APC) summoned the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu and Danbata to appear before it next Monday, to explain the reduction of the fine, despite the insistence of the House that the fine must be fully paid.

Briefing newsmen yesterday, Fijabi expressed surprise at news of the reduction, adding that it is reneges on an agreement with the Minister, and the NCC and the Attorney General of the Federation, that all negotiations should be suspended until the House concludes its investigations.