L e a d i n g
telecommunications services
provider, Airtel Nigeria, has
clinched three accolades
at the Nigeria Technology
Innovation & Telecom
Awards (NTITA) 2017
organised by the Association
of Telecommunications
Companies of Nigeria
(ATCON) in Lagos.
The event which was
well attended by telecom
industry captains, saw
Airtel’s Touching Lives
project adjudged as the
CSR Initiative of the Year.
The telco also bagged
the Telecom Marketing
Campaign of the Year Award
while the Managing Director
and Chief Executive Officer
of the company, Mr. Segun
Ogunsanya won the Telecom
CEO of the Year Award.
Mr. Olusola Teniola,
President of ATCON, in
his citation during the
presentation of the Telecom
CEO of the Year Award to
Mr. Ogunsanya, said the
company has continued
to grow bigger and better
under the Airtel boss
leadership. He stated that the
award is a recognition of his
outstanding performance.
Professor Umar Garba
Danbatta, Executive
Vice Chairman, Nigeria
Communication Commission
(NCC) in his remark at the
event, commended ATCON
for its mutual relationship
fostered between the
Association and NCC since
his became the EVC of the
regulatory body.
“As we build up our
relationship with telecom
bodies, NCC will continue to
do its best in order to ensure
that consumers are protected
and empowered. Let me
assure that the board of the
NCC is full committed to
ensuring that we attain the
broadband innovation of 40
per cent and be consistent
with the Nigerian broadband
plan”, he said.
According to the President
of ATCON, Mr. Teniola,
NTITA is to recognise telecom
and ICT companies that have
led innovation and creativity.
“ATCON thought the only
way to further encourage
innovation and creativity
in the industry is to reward
those who are not resting on
their forte and to encourage
them to do more. Secondly,
we believe that as some
companies and individuals
receive awards today, it is
our utmost believe that it
will encourage innovation
and creativity in others.
This will also lead to further
investment into the sector.”
Other award recipients
include: Prof. Umar Danbatta
– Telecom Man of the Year;
former EVC of NCC, Dr.
Ernest Ndukwu – Life
Time Achievement Award;
Nigeria Internet Registration
Association (NiRA) –
Special Recognition Award
for Promoting .NG among
others.

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