The telecom service provider MTN denied reports out of Nigeria on Thursday that its office in Abuja had to shut down after coming under attack because of xenophobic violence in South Africa.
“It is causing huge reputation damage,” MTN executive for group corporate affairs Chris Maroleng disclosed.
He said there was peaceful protest action outside its Abuja office on Tuesday – not Wednesday, as reported – and a memorandum was handed over.
The only “disruption” was for about an hour when MTN staff could not access the building due to the protest outside.
“Our business is fully operational,” said Maroleng.