Lots of people have been lamenting and complaining about the recent action taken by the Government of Kogi State against MTN.
The state government shut down the telecommunication company’s facilities few days ago over allegations of tax evasion by the Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) for the past 72hours and still counting.
KGIRS officials were said to have broken into two hub sites in Lokoja last week to shut down the power generating sets and seal the sites. At least 107 sites in Kogi, Edo and the Federal Capital Territory have been affected by that action.
Kogi State Internal Revenue Service disclosed that MTN refused to meet its obligation of over N120 million to the state government, but decided to insult them with N250,000.
When MTN sought to respond in respect of this liability of N120 million, they decided to insult the state government by offering N250,000 as full and final settlement as its tax obligation.
In a statement, the Kogi state government said “We received the cheque yesterday and we consider that as a serious insult on the people and government of Kogi State.
MTN said they regret the disruption of services to their customers in Kogi and some neighbouring states and remains fully committed to working with the Kogi state government and the relevant regulatory authorities in reaching a timely and lasting solution.
You guys would just have to switch to other networks for now till they rectify the issue.