REVEALED! Here Is The Real Reason MTN Backed Out From Who Wants To Be A Millionaire [OPEN]


There has been several speculations as to why Nigeria’s major telecoms provider, MTN withdrew its sponsorship from TV gameshow, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

The show has aired for about thirteen years uninterrupted until it was recently announced that it would be suspended indefinitely after MTN pulled out.

However, a reliable source has thrown more light on the reason why MTN pulled out of the show according to Punch.

The source revealed that the main reason MTN backed out was because of the N330billion fine by the Nigerian Communications Commission, and raised hope that the show would be back pretty soon for its tenth-anniversary celebration.


The source said: “It is the fine that was imposed by NCC that made them pull out of Who Wants To be A Millionaire. The company loved the programme and wanted it to air but that fine was too much for it. It was not WWTBAM alone that it dropped, so many agencies working with the company were also affected including its permanent staff; so it is not about the programme alone.

“Apart from that, its South African arm also has some little problem that it is facing. That is the reason. However, it is just a temporary thing, once it has settled, the programme would be picked again. It is coming back but for now, it is temporarily resting. In fact, it would air for its tenth year anniversary.”

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