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Members of the lower legislative chamber have maintained that MTN Nigeria must pay up the N1.04 trillion fine imposed by the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC.

The Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Information and Communication Technology, (ICT), Alhaji Ahmed Garba Bichi gave this insight on Thursday.

He spoke with reporters in Abuja shortly after the opening ceremony of the 2016 Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre.

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Bichi who confirmed that MTN was yet to pay the fine because of the on-going investigations on the matter, said the lawmakers would spare no effort to ensure the fine is paid.

“They are yet to pay because of the on-going consultation at the House and from the Ministry of Communications and they are dialoguing with MTN.

“It will be unwise for me to issue a statement on behalf of the Committee for now and so let us wait within the next few weeks and you will see a positive outcome in that direction for Nigerians” Alhaji Bichi said.

He assured that from all indications, MTN would pay the fine, and enjoined Nigerians to wait for the outcome of the investigations.

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