The Nigeria Minister of Science and Technology has debunked a statement quoting him as saying, “Indians are buying over MTN Nigeria.”
The Minister, Dr. Odunnaya Onu made this clear at an event by Centre proprietors Association of Nigeria (CPAN).
Also, in a statement released by the Ministry of Science and Technology secretary, Dr. Ogbonnaya said “For the records and for the avoidance of doubt, the Minister did not make, neither did he authorize anyone to make such baseless pronouncement on his behalf.”
“As the Minister of science and technology, Dr. Onu has been working hard to promote the use of science and technology in nation building. “The official of the Ministry in question went out of his brief and appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken in line with the Civil Service Rules.”
He enjoined MTN, the Indian Community and Members of the public to disregard the information as there is no need to misinform Nigerians on any issues that are not backed by verifiable facts.”