By Muhammad Aminu
A Kano mobile court has on Wednesday convicted MTN and Globacom, two leading telecom companies, alongside banks for defaulting payment of Trade Registration Fees in the state.
The companies failed to settle their outstanding registration fees for operation in Kano State.
A statement from the Kano State Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Solid Minerals, signed by Sa’adatu Sulaiman, added that other convicted companies include Titan Trust Bank, Aso Savings Bank, Veritas Pension and Maersk Shipping Company.
“For failure to pay Kano State Government (through the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Solid Minerals) Trade Registration Fees, contrary to section 8,9 punishable under section 14 of the Kano State Trade Registration Law 2014, the statement read.
According to Sa’adatu Sulaiman, the court, presided over by Ibrahim Gwadabe, ordered the companies to ensure settlement of the outstanding fees within two weeks or face closure.