In an official statement released during the weekend by the leading telecommunications company in Nigeria, MTN, it has said the current fuel scarcity been experienced across the nation may lead to their services shutdown.
Below is the Release:
The management of MTN states that the current diesel scarcity in most parts of Nigeria is posing a significant threat to quality of service and the ability to optimally operate the network.
According to the Corporate Services Executive Akinwale Goodluck "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 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 very near future to prevent a shut down of services across Nigeria. If diesel supplies are not received within the next 24 hours the network will be seriously degraded and customers will feel the impact.
MTN is working with all stakeholders to ensure services remain. MTN sincerely apologizes for any outages and inconvenience that may occur and seeks the understanding of customers at this time.