Telecommunications giant MTN is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Nigeria.
MTN began its operation in Nigeria in 2001 and has grown so much to become a market leader in the telecommunications sector, providing call, data, and mobile money services to Nigerians connecting approximately 69 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world.
MTN in the years has painted Nigeria yellow with is colours, reaching far and wide even areas so remote, and served as a very reliable network connecting families, friends and businesses.
Karl Toriola, the CEO of MTN Nigeria has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support over the years, he said MTN owes its success to the immense support of Nigerians over the years.
“In line with our desire to plant deeper and more permanent roots in Nigeria, we have initiated plans to commission a purpose-built, state of the art MTN Head Office, designed to act as a central hub for our network, a catalyst for creativity and innovation, and a showcase for the flexible working structures that are driving efficiency gains in this new normal working environment,” Toriola said.
According to him, “Aligned with our wider commitment to environmental sustainability, it will meet the highest global environmental standards, demonstrating the role of green technology in our future.”
As revealed in MTN Nigeria’s unaudited financial statements for the half year, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola, stated that the company will now participate in Nigeria’s Road Infrastructure Tax Credit (RITC) Scheme.
He said, “We are pleased to announce that our Board of Directors has approved our participation in the Road Infrastructure Tax Credit (RITC) Scheme. This is in response to the Government’s drive towards public-private partnerships in the rehabilitation of critical road infrastructure in Nigeria. We intend to participate in the restoration and refurbishment of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.”
According to the financial statement released by the company, MTN’s participation in the RITC Scheme is one of the many projects that will be executed in celebration of MTN Nigeria’s 20th year in Nigeria.
MTN Nigeria currently provides services in 223 cities and towns, more than 10,000 villages and communities and a growing number of highways across the country, spanning the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.