The Punch gathered that customers were unable to use the mobile network operator’s call, data and SMS services.
As a result, most of the users, who subscribed to other telecommunications providers, have since switched over to link up with friends and family.
Some MTN users have also gone on social media to lament their frustration.
@kessyl tweeted, “MTN network completely off in Abuja…What is happening please?”
@iamjudin1911 wrote, “Is this world coming to an end? I can’t make calls with MTN at the moment…better confess your sins before it’s too late.”
“Can anyone explain what is wrong with #MTN network?” @AjibolaJibsin asked.
Efforts to reach MTN according to Punch proved abortive on Saturday.
MTN is the largest telecommunication provider in Nigeria with 77.35 million subscribers, according to latest industry statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission and currently in the process of raising debt through a bond issue it recently got approval for.
– Excerpts From Punch