The shutting down of the telecom giant, MTN, by the board of internal revenue of Kogi State, has embarrassed the state government as election campaign intensifies.
A government official who spoke to our reporter on the action of board of internal revenue stated that most officials of the government could not be reached through their handsets because of the action.
The action was seen by many as a calculated attempt to rubbish the government, especially now that the governor and entire state is preparing for the third anniversary of the governor’s assumption to power.
However, it was gathered that the telecommunication giant is allegedly owing the state board of internal revenue N140 million and all efforts to make the company pay had been unsuccessful.
All attempts to reach the board’s public relations officer to confirm the story proved abortive. Meanwhile all MTN facilities were shut down which has drawn the ire of the general public who feel that the timing was wrong, as the state government needs to communicate in this campaign era and the third anniversary of the government.