Telco rewarded for empowering local citizens
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS – ETISALT Nigeria, the mobile network operator, said it had been honored for its leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility as the Best Company in Partnership for Development at the just-ended Social Enterprise Reports and Awards (SERAs).
The event which held at the MUSON Center, Lagos is an annual event dedicated to honor the most outstanding efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by deserving organisations that are committed to giving back to the society.
Director, Brands and Communication at Etisalat, Enitan Denloye, noted that Etisalat’s commitment to providing innovative solutions for its customers underpinned its CSR activities, which are critically assessed to ensure sustainability.
“We are pleased to be recognized for the quality of our partnerships, but it is even more gratifying to know that the partnerships have had the impact we expected in communities and in the lives of individuals,” Denloye said.
Etisalat has made several strides in CSR, some of which include the establishment of West Africa’s first Masters programme in Telecoms Engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
It also runs the Adopt-A-School initiative, Career Counselling initiative, the annual Etisalat Merit Awards which provides grants for university students in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration, to which more than 1 000 Nigerian youths in various universities have benefitted from, amongst others.
These awards complement other titles which Etisalat Nigeria has won within its six years of operations in the country, the company said.
– CAJ News
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