Fuel Scarcity: We May Shut Down Services-MTN

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MTNThe leading Mobile communication giant in Nigeria, MTN, has said that it may shut down its services within the next 24 hours due to non-availability of diesel to power its base stations.

Stating this through its Twitter handle, @MTNNG, the communication giant stated that due to current scarcity of petroleum products in the country is already obstructing its capability to power its base stations efficiently.

In a statement signed the Corporate Services Executive Akinwale Goodluck, it reads; “most of our base stations and switches are powered round-the-clock by Diesel Generators and the current fuel shortage has drastically reduced the availability of diesel fuel supply to key locations”

MTN’s available reserves of diesel are running low and the company must source for a significant quantity of diesel in the near future to prevent a shutdown of services across Nigeria. If diesel supplies are not received in the next 24 hours, the network will be seriously degraded and customers will feel the impact.”

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“MTN is working with all stakeholders to ensure that services remain. MTN sincerely apologizes for any outages and inconvenience that may occur and seeks the understanding of customers at this time.”

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