Airtel Nigeria, at the weekend in Lagos, gave out two brand new 2017 model of Ford Explorer cars, valued from $43,000 to $53,000 (N17.2 million to N21.2 million) each, to its smart partners for turning out the highest volume of sales of Airtel recharge cards and devices/accessories in 2016.
The grand awards from among the awards categories, were tagged: ‘CEO Recognition Award’ and the car keys were presented to the winners by Airtel CEO, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, who was supported by board members and some high dignitaries present at the award night at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
The winners of the grand awards were Idems Ultimate and AG Cellular Nigeria Limited.
Aside the CEO Recognition Award, winners also emerged in other categories of awards, from Lagos region, Northern region, Southern region and Western region.
The first category of winners were given credit voucher worth N5 million each, while winners in the second category were given credit voucher worth N2.5 million each.
Thanking its smart partners for their loyalty to the Airtel brand and for their commitment in turning out huge sums of money for Airtel through sales of Airtel products, Ogunsanya encouraged the winners to continue in their revenue generation drive for the brand. He equally encouraged other loyal smart partners to step up their games in their trade and win prizes in subsequent awards.
According to Ogunsanya, “Every region had winners and our vision is to become the best internet company in Nigeria, offering voice and data services to our esteemed customers on our 3.75G network.”
Ogunsanya gave a narrative how Airtel had in the past, took partners in an all paid trip to Dubai, as a way of celebrating its partners whom, he said had remained loyal to the brand even during its tough moments.
One of the special guests at the award night, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mrs. Nike Akande, commended Airtel for its magnanimity to reward loyal partners at a time when Nigeria is passing through economic recession that is grounding most businesses in the country. She said the ability of Airtel to reward its partners, was a show of good leadership on the part of the management staff Airtel Nigeria, in managing the telecoms company in a most prudent way.
“Guests at the award night were treated big and were well entertained and I can attest to that, while still thanking Airtel Nigeria for giving us a very relaxed night,” Akande said.
Guests and partners alike were entertained by first-class comedians, Kofi and Akpororo, including king of African music, 2Face Idibia.