The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari rtd. has told MTN Group to conduct a review that will reduce the cost of data for its Nigeria subscribers.
President Buhari at the state house in Abuja received the member of the board of MTN led by president/chief executive officer of the communication company, Raph Mupita on Friday.
During the visit, Buhari asked the MTN group to conduct a downward review of the price of data and also assured the company that his administration was doing everything possible to create an enabling environment for the businesses boom in Nigeria.
The president implored MTN Group to offer top-notch and affordable service to the people of the country, adding that Nigeria is the MTN 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.
Buhari stressed that as the government seek to make broadband extensively available and affordable, MTN is urged to continue to back up the government efforts by dilating top-notch connectivity to Nigerians both in the cities and remote areas.
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President Buhari also noted that he has unveiled and launched recently the national policy for the development of indigenous content in the Nigeria Telecommunications Sector and he, therefore, call on MTN to support the implementation of the policy and train, employ more Nigerians in their company.
Speaking further, he said he would, in particular, like the MTN to continue supporting government efforts by working more on the quality of service and conducting a downward price review of the cost of data and other services, because of their large market in Nigeria.
The president concluded by urging MTN Group to step up their Corporate Social Responsibility programs and support Research and Development that will improve their services in the country.