The Nigerian Communications Commission has dispelled rumours of that the organization is represented on the newly elected board of Etisalat Nigeria.
The communications umpire in a statement issued by its director of public affairs, Mr Tony Ojobo, cleared that air on what appears to have made the rounds that the commission is represented on the board.
‘The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has been drawn to a report by some media organisations to the effect that NCC is represented on the new Board of Etisalat.
The Commission hereby makes it clear that it is not on the Board of Etisalat. As the regulator of the telecommunications sector there was a recommendation suggesting that NCC should be on the new board of the company but the Commission declined.
The NCC considered it necessary to bring this to the attention of the general public.‘
Meanwhile, Etisalat had earlier confirmed the elected members of the board which comprise of Dr. Joseph Nnanna – Chairman, Mr. Oluseyi Bickersteth, Mr. Ken Igbokwe, Mr. Boye Olusanya and Mrs. Funke Ighodaro.
Mr. Boye Olusanya has been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer, to replace Mr. Matthew Willsher, while Mrs. Funke Ighodaro takes over from Mr. Olawole Obasunloye as Chief Finance Officer.
Etisalat stated that the Consortium of Lenders, working with the regulators NCC and the Central Bank of Nigeria are committed to the on-going efforts to restructure the company towards a path of long term success of the business and the appointment of a seasoned board of directors and top management is a testament to this.
‘The decisions reached so far reflect the high confidence all the stakeholders have in the continued viability and sustainability of the business. The smooth transition is also proof of management’s commitment to ensure that the operations of the company run seamlessly, and customers continue to enjoy superior network quality and positive customer experience’