For its consistency in pioneering innovation in the telecoms industry and in recognition of its efforts at building a pan Nigeria 3.75G Internet Network coverage, Airtel Nigeria has been named the Telecoms Company of the Year, 2012 by foremost celebrity magazine, City People.

Newly appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Leading Telecommunications Services provider, Segun Ogunsanya was also named the CEO of the Year for his inspirational leadership and past achievements at leading multinational organizations to attaining business success.

The honours were bestowed on Airtel  on Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at a colourful celebration that attracted hundreds of renowned politicians, A-list Multinational organizations, celebrities, entrepreneurs and societal bigwigs. The event held at Balmoral Hall, Oregun, Lagos.

A citation read in honour of Airtel at the occasion commended the Telco Operator for blazing the trail and for revolutionizing the telecommunications sector in Nigeria with groundbreaking value offerings, innovative services and for covering Nigeria with the widest and largest 3.75G Network. The event organizers also lauded Airtel for implementing a robust Corporate Social Responsibility initiative aimed at uplifting underprivileged children in the country.

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of Airtel Nigeria, Deepak Srivastava received the award on behalf of the company and thanked the organizers for creating a highly respected awards’ platforms in honour of outstanding achievements in the Nigerian society. Srivastava also used the opportunity to assure telecoms consumers at the occasion that Airtel was committed to maintaining its position as true innovation pioneers in the Nigerian Telecoms Industry.