'We need to make it work': MTN chief Ralph Mupita on Nigeria 'bumps'

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MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita. Photo: Supplied by MTN
MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita. Photo: Supplied by MTN
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MTN Nigeria is determined to make its business in that country work, despite a complex operating environment that has seen it lock horns with authorities.

MTN entered Nigeria in 2001, and the country has grown to become its biggest market, contributing some 40% to group earnings. But the company's presence in west Africa's major economy has not been without challenges, as the mobile operator has had to jump through a number or regulatory hoops, facing enormous fines and other challenges in facing upstreaming cash from the country.

But the company's CEO, Ralph Mupita, says the Nigerian business is an important growth driver with "enormous" opportunities.

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