$304m E-Custom Contract: Huawei Says No Plans To Sue Nigeria

Na'ankwat Dariem, Abuja

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The Management of Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited has debunked the story published by ThisDay Newspaper with the caption “$176b Revenue at Risk as Huawei moves to sue FG in London over $304m e-customs project” as fake news.
The company made this known in a press statement signed by the Director Public Relations Mr. Kelvin Yang which was made available to newsmen.
The company said it has no plans of sueing the Nigerian government anywhere on earth.
 In the statement; it debunked the story and referred to it as fake news. Urging media outlets to verify information from all parties involved for a balance reportage before publishing.
“Our attention has been drawn to a news story with the headline “$176b Revenue at Risk as Huawei moves to sue FG in London over $304m e-customs project” published in ThisDay Newspaper of Monday, March 6, 2023.
“Huawei wishes to clarify that it has no intention of suing the Nigerian government over this matter. Huawei remains committed to its long-term partnership with Nigeria and will continue exploring opportunities to support its technological development.”
According to Mr. Yang, the company is only a technical partner and its responsibility is to provide technical expertise.
“It is essential to state that Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited is the technical partner in the e-custom project. As the technical partner, our role is to support the project with our technical expertise to improve the digitisation of the customs process. 
“As a global technology leader, Huawei has always been committed to partnering with governments, businesses, and communities around the world to drive innovation and foster sustainable growth.”
The company also spoke on the role of technology in human development.
“Huawei believes technology can play a transformative role in improving people’s lives and helping countries achieve their development goals. The company is committed to working with the Nigerian government and other partners in the country to advance the digital transformation agenda and unlock new opportunities for economic growth and social development.”
“We urge media outlets to exercise caution and verify their sources before publishing news related to Huawei or any other company, as false or misleading news can have serious consequences, including damaging the reputation of companies and harming their relationships with partners and customers.”
“Huawei remains committed to transparency and open communication with all its stakeholders and will continue to provide accurate and timely information to the public as appropriate.
“Huawei looks forward to continuing its partnership with the Nigerian government and contributing to the country’s digital transformation journey” the Company added.


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