Airtel Wins Triple At Industry Awards


Airtel Nigeria on Saturday night clinched three industry awards at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards.

The telecoms operator beat other competitors to emerge the Industry’s Most Innovative Telecom Company of the Year, Telecom Brand of the Year and Consumer Friendly Operator of the Year at the event attended by many dignitaries from both the private and public sectors.

According to Awards’ citations, Airtel emerged overall best in the three categories following its enviable strides in charting new paths in meeting the demands and needs of its stakeholders through superior brand experience, a rich portfolio of innovative products and services ranging from exciting voice solutions to data packages and mobile broadband.

Specifically, Airtel was commended for delighting “telecoms consumers in Nigeria with pocket-friendly and innovative offerings, bonuses, and exceptional customer relations policy.”

Speaking at the occasion held at the Incubator Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NigerianTelecommunications Awards, Chief Alex Akinyele, said the awards are sustained by credibility, describing the industry event as the most credible in the Nigerian Telecoms space.

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He pledged that the Board of Trustees will continue to live above board to retain the credibility of the awards among stakeholders.

Also speaking at the occasion, the pioneer Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, in his speech, commended the organisers of the awards, saying; “Though a lot of progress has been made since the advent of telecommunications in Nigeria, initiatives such as the telecoms awards spur further development that can ensure that Nigeria keeps pace with developments and innovations across the world.”

Some of the dignitaries at the event were the Executive Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola; his Deputy, Mrs Grace Titi-Laoye Tomori; the pioneer Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Ernest Ndukwe; former Governor of Ogun State, Chief  Segun Osoba; former  Minister of Communications, Chief Olawale Ige and former Minister of Defence and Communications, Bello Halilu Mohammed.

By Henry Ojelu

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