Chinese brand Huawei has announced that there are no plans to file a lawsuit against the Federal Government over the e-customs initiative.
The business’s Director of Public Relations, Kelvin Yang in a statement released on Monday in Abuja said that the company is still dedicated to its long-term engagement with Nigeria.
“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’.
“Huawei wishes to clarify that it has no intention of suing the Nigerian government over this matter,” Kelvin said.
Instead, he said, the company would keep looking for ways to boost Nigeria’s technical development.
He added that Huawei will continue to give the public accurate and timely information as necessary and that the company remained committed to openness and open communication with all of its stakeholders.
Huawei is a technological partner in the e-custom project, he claims.
Its purpose, according to him, was to provide technical support for the initiative in order to enhance Nigeria’s digitalization of custom operations.
“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 digitalisation 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,” he said.
He described how Huawei thought technology could have a revolutionary impact on people’s lives and assist other nations in achieving their development objectives.
“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.
“False or misleading news can have serious consequences, including damaging the reputation of companies and harming their relationships with partners and customers,” he said.