Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, has honoured Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunication service provider, with a merit award as the body marked its 21st anniversary recently in Lagos.
The managing director and chief executive officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya who was represented by the company’s director of Corporate Communications and CSR, Emeka Oparah, received the award presented to them by the governor of Sokoto State and former speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.
According to the national president of ATCON, Engineer Lanre Ajayi, Airtel Nigeria deserved the merit award because of its pioneering investments in Nigeria’s mobile telecommunications industry.
However, Mr Ogunsanya, who dedicated the award to the staff and customers of the company, stated that the award would serve as an impetus for Airtel to continuously contribute towards building a robust telecommunication industry in Nigeria with its array of innovative solutions.
ATCON also use the occasion to reveal its code of ethics for those who were appointed into the Telecoms Advisory Council.
Meanwhile, the Airtel team led by Emeka Oparah comprised director, Regulatory Affairs, Justin Damsa, and Digital and Public Relations manager, Erhumu Bayagbon.
Other dignitaries present at the occasion include former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Board Chairman, Airtel Nigeria, Oba Otudeko, former executive vice chairman,
Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Earnest Ndukwe and others.
ATCON was formally inaugurated on December 10, 1993, with the aim of bringing all companies in the telecoms industry and auxiliary services together, and for the purposes of sharing industry information, networking, associating and enhancing the relevance of the telecommunications industry.

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