Nigerians have eventually began to react to the ongoing xenophobic attacks by South Africans and it’s having manifold repercussions. The economic consequences are already very apparent. Today, Wednesday September 4, MTN has closed its outlets in Nigeria indefinitely.
This is contained in a statement by the company. It says the decision was taken to protect its customers, staff and partners are its primary concern.
“MTN Nigeria strongly condemns hate, prejudice and xenophobia and reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of all violence. We seek to connect people, bring people together and provide a platform for everyone’s voice to be heard.We are against all forms of bigotry and discrimination; they should have no place in society.
Everyone has the right to a world where their rights and freedoms are respected – the right to live and earn a living, freely, safely and protected by the law”, said Ferdi Moolman, MTN CEO
Before nationwide shutdown there have been attacks on MTN facilities across three states in the country. It started off with the razing down of the MTN office in Bodija Ibadan yesterday. It has been followed today with the razing of an MTN mast in Lugbe, Abuja.
However, MTN assured customers that they could still reach them through the call center by dialing 180, Twitter, online chat and MyMTN App.