Suleiman Kabir Bagiwa: On October 11, 2023, Nigerians woke up to news claiming that MTN had generously cleared the debts of numerous users. The trending information suggested that those who had borrowed money from the telecom giant were no longer obligated to repay.
However, MTN swiftly debunked the news, attributing it to a technical glitch that would be rectified. Interestingly, amidst the debunking, the name Suleiman Kabir Bagiwa started gaining traction, prompting a widespread search for information about him and his connection to the news.
Our correspondent stumbled upon a Facebook post by a user named Sulaiman Ayyuba, stating:
“A WANNAN KARON DAI MTN SUNYI ABUN KIRKI. MTN sun yanke shawarar biyan duk bashin da suke bin masu amfani da kamfanin sadarwar tasu. Amman hakann ya faru ne yayin da ‘Suleman kabir bagiwa’ wanda shine General manager dinsu ya yanke shawarar biyan basussukan da MTN din suke bi, kudaden da suke bi zasukai kimanin Billion daya (1B). Ga duk wanda MTN suke bi bashi zasu iya duba balance su gani, don nasan wasu rabon da su duba balance ma sub manta saboda bashin da ake binsu. 😂😊”
Translated to English:
“This time MTN has done a good thing. MTN decides to repay all the loans they owe to users of their network. But this happened when ‘Suleman Kabir Bagiwa,’ who is their general manager, decided to pay MTN buses. The amount they owe would be about 1 Billion (1B). To all MTN owners, they can check balance and see because I know some of them check balance and forget about their debt. 😂😊”
The post included an image. When translated, it appeared to confirm the legitimacy of the press release.
Dunes Company: According to the release, Suleiman Kabir Bagiwa is the general manager of Dunes Company. Despite a Google search yielding no relevant results, including the absence of a company by that name, the press release highlights the mystery. Even social media platforms like LinkedIn showed references to other companies with “Dunes” in their names, leaving questions about the online presence of someone capable of such significant debt cancellation.
The note concludes by commending their seemingly humble lifestyle, sparking both curiosity and admiration.