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MTN announces peace with Nigeria and agrees $1.6bn investment

MTN, the South African telecoms group has said it will invest $1.6 billion in Nigeria days after Nigeria backed down on a $2 billion tax demand.

In a meeting with the president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, a team of four top executives from MTN group and MTN Nigeria said they will invest the money over the next three years.

“MTN announced a capital investment programme of $1.6 billion over the next three years to strengthen and expand its network and operations in the country,” said the company in a statement after the meeting.
Nigeria’s President said, “that the Federal Government of Nigeria is committed to providing an enabling environment for businesses to succeed”.

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MTN hopes that the peace pact will mark the end of four years of disputes with Nigeria, which at one time was threatening a fine of $5.2 billion, cut …

Nigeria which has one of the largest and vibrant telecom markets in Africa, is now embarking on a new broadband infrastructure investment project worth $ 732 million to boost its economy which is currently recovering from its 2016 economic contraction, Bloomberg news reveals.

As the pace of the Nigeria economy remained soft in 2019 soon after the general elections, economy outlook of the populous nation in Africa shown by African Development Bank (AfDB) indicates that, the GDP growth is expected to sustain a gradual growth in 2020, anticipated to grow above 2.3 per cent, which is quicker than 2019 and below 3 per cent.

According to Bloomberg, the project will be executed within four years as the Nigeria government trains its focus on enhancing the nationwide coverage.

According to the chief executive officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Umar Danbatta, the government of Nigeria will offer over $ 179 …