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MTN NG And Commercial Banks Conflict Leads To The Inability To Purchase Airtime Via Bank Channel -Report

MTN Nigeria and Nigerian commercial banks are having a big conflict hence the reason why it’s been a struggle recharging from your bank account or even using the USSD code of your bank in Nigeria.

However, this is already affecting Millions of customers, as more than half of Nigerian population are using MTN and in addition using it as their primary network. This means that all financial and non financial matters are all linked to that line and network hence the reason for the struggle.

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MTN NG and Nigerian Banks Dispute

If you have tried recharging via USSD (Bank) or through your online banking app, you will receive this message from MTN Nigeria, “Dear Customer, our bank recharge channels are currently unavailable. Kindly recharge using physical cards. We apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you.” The reason for this is very clear as bank form of recharge for both data and airtime is not working as at the moment, but MTN didn’t tell us know how long this will continue.

Dear Customer, our bank recharge channels are currently unavailable. Kindly recharge using physical cards. We apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you.”

MTN NG

Meanwhile, a report tweet which came from a Nigerian Techie on Twitter (Mufasa) suggests there is an ongoing conflict between between the companies in Nigeria.

Almost all Banks behind closed doors took a firm decision to shut down MTN NG vending as well as MTN on Demand last night”.

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MTN Nigeria confirmed this development in a public notice to their partners and customers.

With this notice, we cannot draw a close conclusion if the telecom company is offended by the decisions drawn from Nigerian banks to shut down MTN vending services and also their MTN on Demand service.

Rumors are circulating that this could be as a result of finance deals that didn’t go well, and so MTN retaliated by closing connections they have with banks in Nigeria.

How To purchase Airtime Online

The only means and channel to purchase MTN airtime online are through the use of MTNTopit, MoMo channels, as well as the debit card options on MOD or myMTN App.

You can also purchase airtime or data on your MTN line through the use of OPay app or Kuda MFB app.

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