Etisalat Celebrates Distribution Partners
Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunication company, Etisalat, has strengthened its route to the market with its 2014 Distribution Partners Awards tagged Heroes Awards, held in Lagos. At the well organised event at the InterContinental Hotel, Victoria Island, marked by entertainment and networking, the company rolled out the red carpet and doled out awards in 11 categories to appreciate the effort of its distribution partners towards its success in the past business year.
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher said that Etisalat is pleased to recognise and reward its distribution partners because they are an important link with the subscribers and have to believe in the business to represent it well before the public.
Willsher thanked the partners for the role they have played in taking Etisalat to its present position in the telecommunications industry in Nigeria with hopes that team work will take both parties higher.
“The awards we have given today are just a token to show that we appreciate the effort of our distribution partners in helping take our products and services to the end users. We are grateful to our distribution partners for the part they have played in taking us to where we are today. We hope that they will keep up the effort so that we can both achieve our goals.” He said.
The distribution partner with the Highest SIM Activations Award went to Upper Room Limited. Mr. Olukorede Odukoya the Managing Director of the company, went home with a new Toyota Hilux truck. 10 distribution partners won in the Best Overall Performance category. The CEO’s Award for Overall Excellence went to Office Devices Ltd., Alennsar Infinity Company Ltd. and CantStop Nigeria Ltd.
A total of 50 distribution partners were rewarded at the event. The prizes include a Toyota Hilux for the Distribution Partner with Highest SIM activations; a Land Rover LR4 each for top-three Distribution Partners with Best Overall Performance, and other exciting prizes.
According to Edward Emeano one of the three distribution partners who won the CEO’s Award for Overall Excellence, “it is a thing of joy to work with Etisalat as the company’s service offerings make marketing easier. I am pleased to be recognised today but this is only possible because of innovative products and services which Etisalat offers. I am honoured to be part of the Etisalat team.”
Side attractions at the event include performances by some of Nigeria’s biggest music stars including Tuface, IcePrince, Olamide, comedy by Bovi and dance performances by the Kaffy led group Magnito.