by Anike Jacobs
The management of MTN says that the current diesel scarcity currently prevailing in Nigeria is posing a significant threat to quality of service and its ability to optimally operate the network.
In a statement released today, the Corporate Services Executive Akinwale Goodluck said: “Most of our base stations and switches are powered round-the-clock by Diesel Generators and the current fuel shortage has drastically reduced the availability of diesel supply to key locations”.
“MTN’s available reserves of diesel are running low and the company must source for a significant quantity of diesel in the very near future to prevent a shut down of services across Nigeria,” it added.
And then the sadder part:
“If diesel supplies are not received within the next 24 hours the network will be seriously degraded and customers will feel the impact.”
But not without an assurance that: “MTN is working with all stakeholders to ensure services remain. MTN sincerely apologizes for any outages and inconvenience that may occur and seeks the understanding of customers at this time.”