MTN in a deadlock contractor threat in the Niger Delta

Telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria Limited, is facing threat of demolition of its installations in the Niger Delta region over an alleged indebtedness to one of its major contractors, Procomtel Limited, that handled the construction/installations of its facilities in the region.

The threat is coming from Gbaruka Resources, a service provider company based in Bayelsa State, which is a sub-contractor to Procomtel Limited, that handled the installation services on behalf of the MTN contractor.

In an official correspondence addressed to the Managing Director of MTN Nigeria Limited signed by Comrade Charles Taylor, Managing Director of Gbaruka Resources, the company claimed that having made fruitless efforts to get paid for its labour by Procomtel Limited, due to alleged refusal by MTN to settle the latter, it was left with no choice than to return to the trenches. Continue reading