Vanguard (Lagos)

19 February 2013

Nigeria: Firm Denies Threat to Demolish Telecom Facilities

A MAJOR contractor to MTN Nigeria, Procomtel Limited, Monrday, denied claims by a sub-contracting firm, Gbaruka Resources, that it was planning to demolish MTN facilities in the Niger Delta region over non-payment for services rendered to the company.

Gbaruka Resources, a service provider based in Bayelsa State, which is a sub-contractor to Procomtel, had issued threat to demolish MTN facilities in the Niger Delta region over failure to honour the contractual agreement it reached with Procomtel Limited.

In a statement in Lagos, Procomtel Limited, said the threat by Gbaruka Resources was false, adding that it was not in tandem with the rule of law, equity and good corporate governance, which had been and remains its tenet as a law abiding corporate organisation.

General Manager, Legal Services, Ms. Bolanle Opadokun, Procomtel, in a statement, said it was not in dispute that they were contracted by MTN Plc to construct various cell sites all over the country and as such, engaged the services of sub-contractors such as Gbaruka Resources, and a host of others to execute the contracts, for which loans were obtained from commercial banks to execute the jobs in line with the turnkey agreement with MTN.

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