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Senate summons Ministers, CBN governor over MTN fine

23 June 2016, 18:08

Abuja - The Senate  on Thursday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN Godwin Emefiele,); the Minister of Communication,Adebayo Shittu, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami over the reduction of MTN fine, reports Premium Times.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC had slammed a $5.2 billion (1.04 trillion) fine on MTN for failing to disconnect unregistered phone lines.

The fine was later reduced to N330 billion.

The House of Representative had earlier probed the decision of the government to reduce the fine, reports News 24

On Thursday, the Senate began its own investigation into the process by summoning the three officials.

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

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

The Senators resolved to summon the three public officers to brief them on why the reduction was made.

It is the second time Malami would receive the Senate summons this week.

- News 24

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