MTN To close down service centres, orders workers to stay home

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Telecoms giant, MTN Nigeria, said it has

confirmed attacks on its facilities in three major cities of Lagos, Ibadan and Uyo in Lagos, Oyo and Akwa Ibom states respectively, ostensibly in retaliation for ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.

Its Company Secretary, Uto Ukpanah, in a statement, explained that sequel to the attacks and the premium the firm has placed on its human capital and other stakeholders, all service centres and offices will remain shut.
Ukpanah said: โ€œMTN Nigeria Communications Plc confirms that over the last day, our facilities, customers and some of our stakeholders have been the subject of attacks in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobia situation in South Africa.
โ€œWe have confirmed reports of attacks in Lagos, Ibadan and Uyo.
โ€œWhile we remain committed to providing uninterrupted services, the safety and security of our customers, staff and partners is our primary concern.
โ€œAll MTN stores and service centres will therefore be closed as a precaution until further notice.
โ€œMTN condemns any acts of violence, prejudice and xenophobia and remains absolutely committed to ensuring a peaceful harmonious and respectful relationship with all communities in Nigeria and across Africa.
โ€œWe are engaging all relevant authorities in this regard and we urge them to act swiftly to reduce tensions both in South Africa and Nigeria. We will provide further updates as and when possibleโ€

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