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We’ll provide enabling environment for business to thrive, President Buhari assures MTN delegation

President Buhari with Chairman MTN Group Mr Mcebisi Jonas and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami as he receives in audience Chairman MTN Group in State House on 28th Jan 2020

The Federal Government is committed to providing an enabling envir

President Buhari with L-R: Dr Kalli Zanna, MD MTN Nigeria Mr Ferdi Moolman, Chairman MTN Nigeria Mr Ernest Ndukwe, President MTN Group Mr Robb Shutter, Chairman MTN Group Mr Mcebisi Jonas, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, SGF Boss Mustapha and Exec. Vice Chairman NCC Prof. Umar Danbatta as he receives in audience Chairman MTN Group in State House on 28th Jan 2020
President Buhari with L-R: Chairman MTN Nigeria Mr Ernest Ndukwe, President MTN Group Mr Robb Shutter, Chairman MTN Group Mr Mcebisi Jonas, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, Chief of Staff Abba Kyari as he receives in audience Chairman MTN Group in State House on 28th Jan 2020

 

onment for businesses to succeed, as partnerships between the public and private sectors remain the most viable means of bringing prosperity to the masses.

President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) gave the assurance Tuesday as he received the Chairman, MTN Group, Mr Mcebisi Jonas, at State House, Abuja.

“I am pleased to hear of the progress you are making in Nigeria, especially in supporting our digital inclusion programs. Your proposed projects, such as the rural telephony project, will surely complement our economic diversification and financial inclusion programs by connecting the producers based in rural areas to consumers located in our major towns and cities,” the President said.

He said government was looking at ways to increase the level of security across critical national infrastructure, noting that it would guarantee seamless service delivery and also facilitate investments across the country.

President Buhari said Nigeria is Africa’s largest telecommunications market, and MTN’s largest market, adding: “Our hope is for operators like MTN to continue to focus on delivering quality service at reasonable prices. If we put our minds together, such win-win positions are achievable.”

The MTN Group Chairman said he was visiting along with top executives of the telecoms company to show appreciation to President Buhari, “because most of the issues we raised during your visit to South Africa have been addressed, and there is progress on the remaining ones.”

He said the Group has utmost commitment to investing in Nigeria, and would commit the sum of $1.6 billion from its operations in the country to strengthen its network and systems.

“We are fully aligned with the strategic agenda of government, and are committed to strengthening the digital economy of the country,” Mr Jonas said.

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