L-R: Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel, Ahmad Mokhles; President, Lagos State Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Chief (Mrs.) Nike Akande; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya; Chief Technical Officer, Airtel, Col. Awadhesh Kalia; Senior Manager, Idems Ultimate Ltd, Ubong Imoh and Director Human Resources, Airtel, Gbemiga Owolabi at the Airtel Smart Partners Awards 2016 organised by the telco to honour its Channel Partners, held in Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday.
Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has honoured its outstanding business partners, in grand style, at its annual 2016 Smart Partners’ Awards.
Airtel says the recognition is in line with its commitment to reward exceptional business performances, and also to motivate and encourage its Trade partners.
At the colourful awards’ dinner, which held at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, last week, the Airtel tradepartners were recognized in different categories in recognition oftheir outstanding performances.
Lagos-based A.G Cellular Nig. Ltd and Akwa-Ibom-based Idems Ultimate Ltd., emerged winners of the CEO Excellence Awards, each smiling home with the grand prize of brand new 2017 Ford Explorer SUVs.
Can’t Stop Nig. Ltd, Alennsor Infinity Nig. Ltd, Hanope-Blitz Nig. Ltd. and Awake Interlink Nig. Ltd. were awarded with N5m worth credit note for being champions of the Airtel Lagos, North, South and West Regions respectively.
Managing Director, A.G Cellular Ltd, Mr. Anthony Mutiu and Senior Manager for Idems Ultimate Ltd, Ubong Imoh, received the grand prizes on behalf of their companies.
Other partners were recognized and rewarded as Best Channel Partners in Data products; Best in Customer Service Delivery and Best Alternative Channel Partners.
Speaking during the event, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, applauded the partners for theirpersistence, loyalty and positive impact on the business despite the nation’s current economic situation.
“Tonight, we are celebrating a winning partnership that works. Every Channel Partner is deserving of recognition and award. At Airtel Nigeria, we are very clear in what our vision is, which is to enrich lives and create prosperity for everyone. We aim to be the best Internet Company in Nigeria that is why we have committed so much resource to our network in the last few years.
“We urge all our partners to convert this investment into value by bringing more value-adding customers to the network. And I hope that we have been able to add value to the various customers and partners,” he noted.
President, Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mrs. Nike Akande, commended Airtel Nigeria for rewarding its business partners.
“The best way to get the best out of people is to acknowledge and reward them when they do well. I am confident that this will spur your Business Partners to do more.
“All the partners of Airtel Nigeria brought their innovation and creativity into the business in Nigeria in spite of the economic situation. And I want to congratulate Airtel for its success as leading telecoms services provider in Nigeria,” She said.
Airtel brand Ambassadors, Tuface Idibia; comedian Akpororo; The Voice Nigeria finalists, Cornel and Viveeyan, and the Xplicit Dance Group thrilled guests with scintillating performances at the event.