Airtel, Oando seal strategic partnership deal
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
In line with its commitment to spread its retail footprint across Nigeria, leading telecommunications service provider Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Oando Marketing to deliver value to Nigerians.
At the MoU signing with Oando marketing, yesterday at the Wheatbaker hotel, Lagos; Airtel Nigeria’s CEO, Segun Ogunsanya duly represented by Airtel’s Chief Sales Officer, Godfrey Efeurobho, explained that this partnership would enrich and empower the lives of millions of telecoms consumers.
He said, “This MOU signing is proof of our unwavering commitment to provide innovative, relevant and affordable telecoms packages to the doorsteps of Nigerians. We believe that this partnership will empower Nigerians with real-time mobile solutions be it voice or mobile internet to help them fulfil their communication potential. We are also delighted that Oando has bought into our vision of ubiquitous retail presence."
Ogunsaya added: “This is a special partnership involving two leaders, Airtel and Oando. Oando is a force to be reckoned with in the oil and gas sector with over 300 retail presence across Nigeria. They saw value in us and through this mutual relationship have agreed to expand the values we both share”.
“To live up to being the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians, we in taking our services closer to the people. We hope that as Nigerians top up their gas, they will also top up their mobile phones and so enjoy the best of both worlds. We are immensely grateful to Oando marketing for partnering with us in our quest to serve Nigerians better,” Ogunsanya said.
Also speaking at the event, the Chief Operations Officer, Oando marketing Mrs. Olaposi Williams, said “We are elated about this partnership as it is the coming together of two great brands. We are glad that Airtel chose to partner with us, and we see this as the beginning of great things”.
“At Oando, customer experience means a great deal to us and so it is easy for us to buy into the Airtel dream. Airtel and Oando have so much in common, especially our commitments to corporate social responsibility (CSR), top of which is our adopt a school programs. So it is obvious that this partnership is great for Nigerians as we will also partner in doing several CSR programs beneficial to Nigerians," she said.
"Today, we at Oando are proud to identify and support with the telco giant, Airtel Nigeria, in its bid to serve Nigerians better,” Olaposi Williams said.
Airtel Nigeria and Oando are leaders in the fields of telecommunication and oil gas respectively. And it is believed that partnership with these world leaders will enhance the face of communication in Nigeria. With the presence of Airtel stores at Oando stations, speedy response, better services and proximity to the nation’s leading telecoms provider will be guaranteed to Airtel subscribers across the country.