MTN Group confirms that Stephen Blewett, MTN Benin Chief Executive Officer has received official notification from the government of Benin, requesting him to leave the country by 24 November 2017. The reason cited for this request is Blewett’s engagement in activities detrimental to security and public order.
MTN has taken note of the government’s concerns, however refutes these allegations.
Blewett will abide by the government’s request and will leave Benin by the date stipulated by local authorities.
Since commencing his tenure as CEO of MTN in Benin, Blewett has discharged his duties as directed by MTN Group with the utmost integrity and in accordance with the laws of Benin.
According to the media statement, He has also been an active member of Benin’s community and has formed strong bonds with the people of that country, whose traditions and culture he enjoyed sharing since his arrival in 2015.
MTN Group wishes to reiterate our unwavering commitment to the people of Benin. As the largest mobile network in that country, our focus continues to be on delivering the best quality products and services to our customers.