Airtel Nigeria Emerges The Best Telecom Company Of The Year
For its laudable contributions to the growth of the telecoms industry in Nigeria, leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has been named ‘Africa’s Telecommunications Company of the Year.’
The award was conferred on the Telco over the weekend at the 6th African Business Leadership Forum & Awards 2015, which held at the Hilton London Metropole, United Kingdom.
Airtel was also honoured with a Special Commendation Award from the US Georgia Legislative Black Caucus at the event.
Organisers of the awards, the African Leadership Magazine, noted that Airtel emerged the telecommunications company of the Year because of its “immense contribution to the growth of the Telecommunication sector in Nigeria and beyond.”
“In arriving at the choice of the Airtel Nigeria for this award, the magazine had conducted a survey among our over 480,000 readers comprising 180,000 fans on Facebook, several other thousands on our other platforms including our registered subscribers. In the opinion poll, we asked for their choice of outstanding business leaders and institutions in Africa who should be rewarded for excellence, dedication and business acumen and our different polls nomination shows that you ranked tops in the Telecommunication Category,” the Managing Director of African Leadership Magazine Mr. Ken Giami said while presenting the award to Airtel.
According to Giami, the award recognises companies who have made a mark in their industry through uncommon customer service, innovative products offering, community impact or technological offering.
Airtel Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, received the awards at the colourful occasion, saying: “While we relish this glorious recognition, it is very important for us to dedicate this laurel to all our customers in Nigeria and indeed the entire African continent. Our customers are not the only reason why we are in business today, but they are the major reason for all our successes.”
The African Business Leadership Awards is a prestigious recognition event to reward exceptional practices and outstanding achievers especially in Africa’s private sector.