Adenuga Enters ‘Telecoms Hall of Fame’


• Glo wins best mobile operator award
The Chairman of Globacom, Mr. Mike Adenuga Jr., has been enrolled into the ‘Telecoms Hall of Fame for Telecoms Development’ as a platinum member.

Adenuga received the honour as his high-flying brand, Globacom,  equally bagged the award of the Telecoms Mobile Operator of the Year by the Nigerian Telecoms Awards 2016.

The organisers of the awards formally presented the plaques to the recipients at Globacom’s state-of-the-art customer service centre on Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday.

At the ceremony, Globacom’s Executive Director, Special Projects, Mr. Michael Jituboh, received the plaque for the Telecom Hall of Fame on behalf of Adenuga.

Presenting the award, the Executive Chairman of Logica Communications, Biodun Ajiboye, said Adenuga was chosen for his unparalleled role in the Nigerian telecoms revolution and for being an African icon in the business of telecommunications.

The award for Globacom was formally received by the Commercial Coordinator, Business Enterprise, Mr. Folu Aderibigbe.

Ajiboye said Globacom earned the award on account of its pioneering role and heavy investment in telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria.
Among other factors considered for the award was the company’s huge contributions to the socio-economic growth of the country and its citizens.

Ajiboye explained that the award jury was made up of ICT experts led by Dr. Simon Olawale, the Dean of Faculty of ICT, Osun State University. He said the awards were solely made on merit and endorsed by the relevant  regulators.

According to Ajiboye, Globacom emerged winners from a shortlist of three mobile telecoms networks nominated for the Mobile Telecom Operator of the Year Award. The overriding factors, according to him, are the wide acceptance of Globacom’s  products and brand, and the operator’s  reliability.
He said out of 350 votes, Globacom scored 297 while the two competitors shared the rest of the votes.

Responding, Jituboh said Adenuga would continue to make life-changing investments in Nigeria.
“His philosophy is that if we do not invest in our country, nobody will do it for us,” he said.
He pledged the company’s commitment to its vision of being the biggest and best network wherever it operates.