Reopened Nokia maintains commitment to Nigeria

September 16, 2016 9:54 am3 comments

nokia-logoLAGOS, (CAJ News) – NOKIA, the global technology company, has reported the reopening of its office in Lagos following engagements with regulators.

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) recently ordered the closure of the office over alleged failure by Nokia to pay a licence fee of over $6 300 (about N1,9 million).

While it could not be ascertained if the fees had been paid, a spokesperson of the company said the engagements with NCC had been “constructive.”

“Nokia’s business operations and support to our customers in the country have not been affected by the brief office closure,” Riham Khairy, Nokia Regional Communications: Africa Marketing and Corporate Affairs, said.

The official said Nokia had operated in Nigeria for over a decade, and as in all other markets where it has a presence, it had conducted business with sound corporate governance.

“We are always mindful that our business success is based upon superior commercial propositions and long-lasting partnerships with regulators, governments, suppliers, customers, partners and employees in all our markets.”

Khairy said they took their responsibilities and obligations “very seriously” to build a sustainable industry that contributes to the growth of local economies.

“Nokia remain fully committed to acting in accordance with applicable requirements and regulations when delivering world-class connectivity solutions to the Nigerian market, in adherence with Nokia’s culture of high-performance, innovation and integrity.”

CAJ News


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