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MTN fine: Ministers shun Reps meeting

20 June 2016, 18:46

Abuja -  Two ministers on Monday shunned an invitation of the House o Representatives Committee on Communication to unravel the reasons for the huge reduction of the N1.04 trillion MTN fine to N330 billion, reports NewsDay.

The two ministers important to the investigation, the Minster for Communications, Adebayo Shittu and the Minister for Justice and Attorney- General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami were conspicuously absent at the fact- finding session, effectively truncating the session.

The committee had on June 14 summoned the two ministers for explanation on the reduction of fine imposed on MTN, reports News 24

The committee also summoned the Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Garba Dambatta.

Also read: MTN to pay $1.7 billion Nigeria telecoms fine

Malami sent a letter to the committee that he would be representing the President at an event in Lagos and would therefore be absent from the meeting.

No reason was given for Shittu’s absence.

Only Dambata and his Director of Communications, Tony Ojobo were present at the session.

Read more at NewsDay.

- News 24


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