9mobile Emerges Leadership Telecom Company of the Year 2018


It is quite pleasing to see when brands fight to stay on top even after going through a daunting phase. It’s more exciting to see them make impressive strides despite challenges thrown their way. That’s how I feel about 9mobile. And that is, perhaps, how Leadership newspaper feels about 9mobile too because they have just announced 9mobile as Telecom Company of the Year 2018!

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 Nigeria’s innovative telecommunication company, 9mobile, was honoured as the Telecom Company of the Year 2018 by Leadership Group Limited, publishers of Leadership newspaper. The award, which is an addition to 9mobile’s long list of honours and recognitions, was conferred in recognition of 9mobile’s resilience and stability in the face of challenges which the company pulled through over the past two years.

Abdul Gombe, the Group Managing Director of Leadership Group Limited, while presenting the award to 9mobile during the awards ceremony said the decision to honour 9mobile as the Telecom Company of the Year was a unanimous decision reached by an enlarged Board of Editors at a recent meeting. He recognised 9mobile’s strength and resilience despite the challenges that led to its recent acquisition and the post-acquisition realities. Stephane Beuvelet, Acting Managing Director of 9mobile, who received the award said, “on behalf of my other board members, we’d like to say thank you to Leadership Group Limited, for this award. Indeed 2018 was a defining year for 9mobile, but we saw it as an opportunity to show our mettle and spirit of resilience. Our appreciation also goes to all our stakeholders – our regulators who worked assiduously to ensure that the transition process was seamless; investors and financial partners that sustained the flow of critical lifeblood that we needed to stay afloat, and our customers who demonstrated loyalty and confidence in the brand.”
Over the past decade, 9mobile (formerly Etisalat Nigeria) has won several significant awards across its operations including the NCC’s Excellent Service and Effective Collaboration with the Consumer Affairs Bureau to Ensure Access to Customer Care Helpline, Nigerian Telecoms Awards’ Best Brand Campaign and Youth Empowerment Telecom Operator of the Year, the ISO 14001:2004 EMS international standards certification by Bureau Veritas and Most Outstanding Company in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-Online Category by Sustainability, Enterprise & Responsibility Awards (SERAs) among others.

In November 2018, 9mobile also emerged one of the highest year-on-year gainers on the list of ‘Top 50 Brands Nigeria’ 2018 for its innovation, customer-centricity, youth empowerment and impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).



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