The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) is to meet with MTN over the latter’s recharge and win promotion. Mr Abiodun Obimuyiwa, the Deputy Director, Public Relations, CPC, who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, did not disclose the date of the proposed meeting.
MTN had on August 17, in Lagos, launched the Ultimate Wonder, a new customer-based ‘recharge and win’ promo. Customers are expected to win weekly cash prizes while the ultimate winner would go home with a Cessna 182TAeroplane in a grand prize presentation in October.
Obimuyiwa said the issue had agitated a lot of minds, adding that the council was concerned about it. “We have sent a letter to them and they have agreed to come for a meeting.’’
The deputy director however, said that “there is a pending court case on sales promotion between MTN and CPC as a result of which MTN did subject its promotions to CPC.’’
He added that reports from the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) showed that there was a 400,000 dollars invoice from MTN meant for the winner of the aircraft. (