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Buhari hails Segun Ogunsanya’s elevation to CEO Airtel Africa



Airtel Africa
Mr. Segun Ogunsanya

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the appointment of MD/CEO, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya as the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa.

Airtel Africa announced his appointment on Thursday following the outgoing CEO, Raghu Mandava’s informing the Board of his intention to retire.

The Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to President Buhari, Femi Adesina, said that the elevation of Mr. Ogunsanya, to MD/CEO of Airtel Africa Plc, has received plaudits from the President who says the flag of Nigeria has been hoisted proudly across the African skyline once again.

Congratulating Ogunsanya, the President says the appointment has once again proven that Nigeria has a surfeit of quality professionals, who can hold their own in any part of the continent, and even beyond.

“President Buhari is sure that, with the cognate experience of the new MD/CEO for Africa, which spans consulting, banking, fast moving consumer goods, and telecommunications, he would acquit himself creditably in his new role, and repeat the strides that made him position Airtel Nigeria as the second largest telecommunications company by revenue, serving over 50 million customers”, he said.

He urges younger Nigerians to draw inspiration from Ogunsanya, saying with focus, dint of hard work, and resourcefulness, they would reach the peak of whatever careers they have chosen for themselves.

The new Chief Executive Officer, an electronics engineer and chartered accountant, joins the board of Airtel Africa Plc from October 1, 2021.

“The reward for hard work is more work,” says President Buhari, as he wishes Ogunsanya greater successes ahead.

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