Senate Summons Buhari’s Ministers, CBN Governor Over Reduction in MTN Fine

The Senate, on Thursday, summoned the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over the reduction of the fine imposed on telecommunications company, MTN.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, had last year slammed $5.2 billion (1.04 trillion) fine on MTN for failing to disconnect unregistered phone lines.
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The fine which the government later reduced to N330 billion.


At the Senate session on Thursday, Gilbert Nnaji (PDP-Enugu East), brought the matter up through a motion.

The Senate resolved to summon the communications minister, Mr. Shittu, the attorney general, Mr. Malami, and the CBN governor, Mr. Emefiele, to brief them on why the reduction was made.

The Senate also directed its committees on Communications and Justice to submit report of their findings in two weeks.

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