That leading telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria, clocked 15 years recently is not news but that it decided to keep a low profile on the occasion.
In 2011, when MTN clocked 10, the telecommunication giant went to town with pomp and circumstance, literally painting the town yellow, with its acclaimed “Thank You” anthem.
Surprisingly this year, it took to its Facebook page to announce its 15th year presence in Nigeria. Even though many looked forward to a “yellow” merrymaking, MTN did not throw any party either real or virtual.
In an expectant tone, one of the firm’s Facebook fans said, “Ring the bell, sound the alarm, MTN is 15. We just want to say, ‘Thank you! I love the Thank You song. I wish they could do it again this year.”
When our reporter contacted MTN for a reaction on the Facebook comment, it did not respond.
Sources, however hinted that the fact that the company has not made the event a loud one may not be unconnected to the fine slammed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), coupled with the present economic situation in the country.
They noted that despite the fact that the fine was reduced with an option of flexible payment, the firm was cautious about spending.
Notwithstanding all that, MTN had recently announced plans to list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange next year.