The Federal Government says MTN has paid N80 billion of the N330 billion fine imposed on it for failing to deactivate more than five million unregistered SIM cards.
 
The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, said that the company paid the sum for the first year.
 
It will be recalled that MTN was initially fined N1.4 trillion for failing to deactivate more than five million unregistered sim cards but was later reduced to three hundred and thirty billion naira.
 
He said MTN will have to pay for three years.