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Xenophobia: MTN To Reopen Centres Today

MTN reopens businesses today.

Funsho Akinwale

If the report reaching us is anything to go by, then there are indications that MTN Nigeria will likely reopen its offices today, Monday, nationwide.

Business activities in MTN offices were shut down for five days after Nigerians responded to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa with a violent protest.

Recall last week, at the peak of the protest in Nigeria, most businesses belonging to South Africa, including Shoprite, Pep, among other outlets, were looted by Nigerians, leading to loss of millions of dollars in the past week before MTN closed down businesses.

The management of the telecoms in Nigeria has released a statement condemning the continued attacks on foreigners living in South Africa.

Ferdi Moolman, the CEO, MTN Nigeria, had earlier said the company sought to connect people together without discrimination.

“MTN Nigeria strongly condemns hate, prejudice and xenophobia and reiterates our unequivocal condemnation of all violence.

“We seek to connect people, bring people together and provide a platform for everyone’s voice to be heard. We are against all forms of bigotry and discrimination; they should have no place in society,” he said.

Addressing the issue, the Chairman, Board of Directors, MTN Nigeria, Ernest Ndukwe, also condemned the violence against Nigerians and other nationalities in South Africa, adding that the attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners were unacceptable. .