Airtel in Strategic Partnership with Oando to Deepen Retail Footrints

…Restates Commitment to Enriching Lives, Empowering Nigerians
In a bid to deepen its retail footprints as well as bring its innovative mobile telecoms services and solutions closer to telecoms consumers, leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic retail partnership with leading Oil & Gas Company, Oando Marketing.
According to both companies, the landmark agreement, which was signed on Monday, in Lagos, will provide an opportunity for Airtel customers to access telecommunications solutions and services at over 300 Oando’ s retail outlets across the country.

Speaking during the MOU signing ceremony, Mr. Godfrey Efeurhobo, Chief Sales Officer, Airtel Nigeria, said the partnership with Oando will enrich and empower the lives of millions of telecoms consumers.
According to him, Airtel’s strategic alliance with Oando is proof of its unwavering commitment to bring innovative, relevant and affordable telecoms packages to the doorsteps of millions of Nigerians.
He noted that the partnership will further empower Nigerians with real-time mobile solutions be it voice or mobile internet to help them fulfill their communication potentials.
“Airtel Nigeria is committed to enriching lives, touching lives and building connected communities of empowered Nigerians. We are also delighted that Oando has bought into our vision of ubiquitous retail presence.
“This is a special partnership involving two leaders, Airtel and Oando. Oando is a force to be reckoned with in the oil and gas sector with over 300 retail presence across Nigeria. They saw value in us and through this mutual relationship have agreed to expand the values we both share,” he said.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs. Olaposi Williams, chief operations officer, Oando marketing, said “We are elated about this partnership as it is the coming together of two great brands. We are glad that Airtel chose to partner with us, and we see this as the beginning of great things”.
“At Oando, customer experience means a great deal to us and so it is easy for us to buy into the Airtel dream. Airtel and Oando have so much in common, especially our commitments to corporate social responsibility (CSR), top of which is our adopt-a-school programs. So it is obvious that this partnership is great for Nigerians as we will also partner in doing several CSR programs beneficial to Nigerians,” she said.
The MOU Signing ceremony was attended by Babatunde Olaniyan, General Manager, Commercial Law, Airtel Nigeria; Olabiyi Babafemi, Head of Sales, Oando Marketing; Tolulope Tope Awofeko, Head of retail, shops and franchise, Airtel Nigeria; Dr. Oyet Gogomary, Head, Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality, Oando Marketing, Femi Adeniran, Head: PR, Airtel Nigeria and Seun Adeosun, Head, Marketing Communications, Oando Marketing.