“Ban WhatsApp And Viber” MTN Cries To Nigerian Government

The drama scene hasn’t ended, we’re all yet to see something mouth dropping sooner or later. Currently, in Nigerian’s telecom market there have been a lot of contemplations month and month out.

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And if you’ve been taking records, you will vividly remember how NCC almost made us start the new month with headaches by attempting to increase the price of data and how they teased the addition of tax to all calls that exceed 3 minutes.

They don’t stop amusing us!

MTN boss has laid request to the Nigerian government asking that they should take actions against WhatsApp because it’s indirectly affecting their services. In plain text, all they want is for FG to  place a ban on the #1 messaging app in Nigeria!

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According to DailyPost Nigeria, the CEO of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman at a hearing convened by Senate Committee of Communications disclosed that the activities of ‘over-the-top’ companies like WhatsApp and Viber has brought about an adverse effect on its business and has in turn affected the sustainability of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

…the MTN boss pointed out that these companies were eroding gains of Nigeria’s telecom companies and asked Nigeria to take action like the United Arab Emirates did.

Guess you know that the United Arab Emirates had placed a ban on the likes WhatsApp and Snapchat? It’s a jailable offence.

As it appears, this is full evidence that even the Telcos are in support of all these data hikes and if care is not taken, our consumer rights will get dumpted in the trash.

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Do you think there is a future without WhatsApp in Nigeria, what do you think will happen and how will you imporvice if WhatsApp ‘mistakenly‘ gets banned in Nigeria?

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