MTN Nigeria cuts off transmission of FIFA U-17 matches because of unpaid bills


A major crisis has hit the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup when MTN cut off

the fibre connection which transmits television signals from the producers to the rest of the world.

This was because of debt being owed them by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the services they have provided since the championship started. It simply means that all the countries that receive signals through MTN's optic fibre will not receive TV signals from Nigeria and FIFA sees this as a scandal.

It was not able to link Nigeria to take the signal of the semi-final matches and final billed for Sunday. MTN is being owed over N800m for their services since the championship started.

This is among billions of naira debt the LOC is owing in spite of the N12 billion already released to them. FIFA were making frantic efforts to see how they could get MTN to restore services.