AIRTEL Nigeria has been named ‘Africa’s Telecommunications Company of the Year’ because of its laudable contributions to the growth of the telecoms industry in Nigeria. The award was conferred on the Telecom at the 6th African Business Leadership Forum and 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. Ken Giami, managing director, African Leadership magazine, said while presenting the award to Airtel that the telecom company 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,” he said.
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. He also noted that in the last three years, Airtel has literally blazed the trail in the telecoms landscape in Nigeria, leading with innovative, bespoke products and services, significant improvement of its customer services and a revolutionary approach to corporate social responsibility with award-winning CSR programmes such as Adopt-a-School and Touching Lives.
Segun Ogunsanya, managing director, Airtel Nigeria, who received the award thanked all the critical stakeholders of the company for reposing such a high level of confidence on the Airtel brand and also for their invaluable support. “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,” he said.
The African Business Leadership Awards is a prestigious recognition event to reward exceptional practices and outstanding achievers especially in Africa’s private sector. It attracts over 250 businesses and professionals, as it provides a powerful networking opportunity for African businesses and business leaders to link with business leaders from Europe and other parts of the world.
— Aug 10, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT