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MTN Renews Commitment To Completion Of Enugu-Onitsha Road Project

Enugu/Onitsha Rd

The management of Communications gaint MTN, has renewed the company’s commitment to partnering with the Federal Government to ensure the speedy completion of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Enugu-Onitsha highway.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of MTN Karl Toriola gave the assurance of the company’s commitment to fast track the rehabilitation of the 107 km highway which begins from the 82 Division in Enugu and terminates at the River Niger head bridge in Onitsha.

He spoke at a stakeholders meeting hosted by the Minister of Works, Sen. David Umahi, at the Ministry’s Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, Umahi, commended the management of MTN Nigeria for its commitment to contributing its quota to the infrastructural development of the nation.

The minister explained that the Ministry was desirous of abiding by the provisions of the Presidential Order on the tax credit scheme which provided for some corporate organisations such as Dangote, BUA and NNPCL to utilize 50% of their expected tax payable to the Federal Government to fund the construction of critical road projects in the country.

He restated the imperative for the organisation to make good its commitment to the provisions of the contract in spite of the current economic challenges.

Umahi however promised that the Tinubu -led administration would continue to give credible assistance to MTN as it demonstrates the determination to complete the highway project on schedule.

The existing contract signed between the Federal Government and MTN Nigeria; one of the leading GSM service provider in the country, would gulp over N200 billion in two separate phases to be executed over a period of thirty-six months.

In response, MTN Nigeria CEO expressed his appreciation to the Minister for understanding the challenges being faced in the execution of the contract, pledging to expedite work on the project.

He further assured the Minister that his organisation would continue to partner with the Federal Government and work assiduously for the successful completion of the highway project. (Vanguard)

Source: Hardcore News 

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