Etisalat Nigeria showed its commitment to promoting mutually rewarding business relationships, celebrated its partners at its annual Channel Partners Conference and Celebratory Dinner, which was held recently in Lagos.
The event provided a platform for top officials of Etisalat Nigeria and the channel partners from across the country to review the performance of the business in 2016, map-out thetargetsfor 2017 and identify growth opportunities.
Speaking at the event, Matthew Willsher, chief executive officer, Etisalat Nigeria, said Etisalat regards its channel partners as critical stakeholders and a vitalpart of its success story. He added that “the channel Partner Conference is meant to strengthen the bond between Etisalat Nigeria and its channel partners, share business insights and celebrate the successes of the past year”.
On his part, Ken Ogujiofor, vice president, Channel Sales and Service, said the essence of the annual conference, which is usually held in the first quarter of the year, was to ensure that the channel partners align with the company’s vision to consistently bring value to its customers through innovation and excellent service.
Ogujiofor said further that “though 2016 was more challenging than we envisaged,we were able to pull through with our innovative products and services andthe collaboration we have with our partners”.
Samson Isa, a virtual airtime distributor with Etisalat for over five years commendedthe effort of the telco “we thank Etisalat for this annual conference, It is a very interesting conference that avails us the opportunity to align business strategies for more profit in coming years after reviewing the performance of the previous year”.
Isa added that “Though 2016 was challenging, but out of every challenging period, there are opportunities,we appreciate Etisalat for their support; we experienced growth in the virtual airtime distribution business in 2016 even with the current economic situation”.