MTN Telecommunication giant complies with CPC's order

The council had given an order last week instructing MTN to pay Mr. Omeje Fidelis his balance within 14 days or face serious sanctions.

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The Consumer Protection Council announced on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 that MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has complied with its order to pay a subscriber N1.85m, balance of his winnings in a promotion organised by the company in 2012.

The council had given an order last week instructing MTN to pay Mr. Omeje Fidelis his balance within 14 days or face serious sanctions.

In the statement released, Fidelis had confirmed to the CPC the receipt of the amount, adding that he received the draft for the balance of the N2m prize on Monday, February 15, 2016.

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It stated, “The CPC is also in receipt of a settlement agreement made to that effect between Omeje, MTN and its event manager for the Ultimate Wonder Promo prize presentation, Towncriers Limited, authorising the event manager to issue a bank draft in the sum of N1.85m in full and final satisfaction of the CPC’s order and all claims to the complainant.”

MTN Nigeria is currently in a court battle with the Federal Government of Nigeria over a fine imposed due to its non compliance to the order given by the Nigerian Communications Commission that all telecoms company must register all customer on their network.

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