Reason Why MTN Is Urging FG To Ban WhatsApp, Viber In Nigeria

MTN cries out that WhatsApp, Viber, others adversely affecting their business in Nigeria and urges the Federal Government of Nigeria to take action.
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Over the past two months, we have heard serial bad news and Impending doom in the telecom industry which if implemented, will surely affect the common man. First, the CBN Governor, proposed that tax should be placed on phone calls in Nigeria and recently, NCC directed all telcos in Nigeria to review and increase the prices of data plans in the country and now, MTN is suggesting WhatsApp to be banned. What is all this?

The MTN boss who also appealed to the senate yesterday implement the data price floor set by NCC is suggesting that the federal government should take action against WhatsApp because its affecting their services. In order words, ban whatsapp in Nigeria.

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According to a report from Dail Post, The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman, disclosed that the activities of ‘over-the-top’ companies like WhatsApp, Viber have adverse effects on its business and affects the sustainability of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

… the MTN boss pointed out that these companies were eroding gains of Nigeria’s telecom companies and asked Nigeria to take action like the United Arab Emirates did.

Recall that in the United Arab Emirates, both WhatsApp and SnapChat calls were banned seriously that it might even get you to jail if you dare try it.

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So should we emulate UAE? Why can't we emulate the good parts of UAE that made them what they are today? Why can't we emulate their infrastructural and human development?

Ladies and gentlemen, what do you think about this? Imagine WhatsApp is casually banned in this country, what will you do? Considering the huge benefits of the application in our daily lives.


  1. They must be joking......they wont focus on better things to help improve this country....its whatsapp they are after

  2. They shouldn't even dare to try it cause what's app helps me I mean us in our every day life

  3. We go banish Mtn first n foremost.

  4. They re just kiddin. Nigeria will never be the same with UAE.

  5. My question here is that I don't really get it even after reading the post, imagine mtn is complaining that whatsapp and fiber gaining alit from there company while other network providers isn't complaining

    I guess thats personal
    We shouldn't emulate any country at atol

    If mtn wants to make this country better let them start by fighting against corruption in this country with the money they directly stole from the massive users

    I have said my own oo

  6. Na MTN we suppose pursue comot Nigeria self, na only them b service providers or the one telecommunication company

  7. That will never happen. if it dare happen we would protest for their company to be ban too....useless people!

  8. Abi MTN dey craze ni, after all the unwanted messages sending me all time; they're still making mouth about banning.

  9. They should be thrown out of Nigeria. Every social apps has its advantages and dis.. So they should keep shut..
    Guys always check this site for free browsing tweaks

  10. I think the only thing that need to banned in this country is the MTM