For the second consecutive year, digital transformation leader, Globacom, has clinched the Independent Newspaper Telecommunications Company of the Year 2018 award. The company won the award at a colourful event held on Thursday night at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Organisers of the award, Independent Newspaper Limited, publishers of Daily Independent, Saturday Independent and Sunday Independent, said that Globacom won the award for being “the first telecommunications company in Nigeria to cover the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory FCT, with 4G LTE network services”.
The organisers added that apart from the 4G LTE coverage, “other factors which gave Globacom the prestigious award were the company’s innovative and hugely successful products, OGA SIM, which guarantees quality data services to the subscribers at very low rate, and GLO YAKATA, which offers subscribers 2,200 percent bonus on every recharge”.
The integrated telecoms solutions provider won the same award in 2017, thus becoming the only telecommunications company to have won the award back to back.
Speaking at the ceremony which was attended by captains of industry and political leaders, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Independent Newspapers, Mr. Ade Ogidan, said that the award was instituted to “recognise and appreciate individuals and corporate organisations that have made meaningful impacts in their endeavour and enterprise”.
Receiving the award, Globacom’s Head, Enterprise Sales, Mr. Eric Uwaoma, said that awards “such as this one are a call for more commitment to the service to the people, and I want to assure all that Globacom will continue to delight its subscribers with world-class services and seamless telecommunications solutions”.
Mr. Uwaoma added that the fact that “the award is coming from a reputable newspaper such as Independent Newspaper shows that a lot of telecom industry watchers are interested in what goes on in the sector. We are delighted to have won the Telecommunications Company of the Year for the second year running”.
Dr. Mike Adenuga wins Businessman of the Year at Daar Awards
●As Glo is voted Best Customer Service Company of the Year
Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga jr. has been adjudged the Businessman of the year by a crack team of judges at the 3rd Daar Awards which held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, and attended by top government functionaries and Captains of industry on Saturday evening.
At the same event, Globacom was voted the Best Customer Service Company of the Year.
Dr. Adenuga was singled out for honour based on his keen eyesight for juicy investment opportunities and a knack to succeed where others fail. According to the citation, his telecoms network Globacom is a network to be reckoned with across the continent and his prospecting company, Conoil Producing, has the enviable record of being the first indigenous venture to strike crude oil in shallow waters.
In the case of Globacom, the company stood out sharply among gladiators in a sector where the competition is very keen among unrelenting players.
Globacom was found to be growing very fast as a result of “ …several attractive and user-friendly packages which offer a lot of appeal to pre-paid and post paid phone users, thus making its services the most accessible and most accessible.”
The citation said that Globacom was the first to launch the 4G LTE network nationwide, “ …offering instant efficient broadband internet to millions of Nigerians at speeds that are several times faster …”
Receiving the awards on behalf of the awardees, Globacom’s Regional Manager, North Central, Mr. Kemi Kaka said the awards were a call to greater services. He said he was not surprised that the company was chosen as the best company in Customer Service and the Globacom’s founder, Dr. Mike Adenuga jr., who is already a multiple award winner, as the Businessman of the Year. He thanked the organisers for the awards and pledged that it would stimulate them to do more for humanity, Nigeria and Africa.