MTN Nigeria has said that its office in Jos, the capital of Plateau State will remain shut until it is able to resolve disputed tax issues with the state government.
MTN’s office in Jos was been shut over a tax claim of N15 million allegedly owed as development levy.
The closure followed an ex parte court injunction taken against MTN by the Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS).
Meanwhile, the mobile phone company said maintained that it was not obliged to pay the said amount and its position “has received the affirmation of” the Joint Tax Board.
The company’s office will remain shut pending the determination of the suit, according to statement by MTN which said that the action will cause some disruption to service quality offered to customers in Plateau State.