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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Etisalat explains move to own property

In furtherance of its plans to roll out in the coming days, the Nigeria’s fifth licensed Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) operator, Etisalat has explained the reason behind its movement to own newly acquired corporate office complex.

A press statement from Etisalat, endorsed by Head, Communications, Ms Nwugo Nwoke, said that the movement is in demonstration of the telco’s preparedness to offer Nigerians world-class telecommunications services.

She added that the property located in the highbrow Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, provides Etisalat’s top-rated employees with the right environment to function optimally.

She quoted the chief executive, Etisalat, Mr. Saoud Al Shamsi, as saying that the acquisition is a confirmation of the telco’s believe in Nigeria.

“Acquiring our own property lends credence to the fact that Etisalat believes in Nigeria and has indeed come to stay. It further demonstrates our commitment to Nigeria,” he said.

Al Shamsi explained that Etisalat’s decision to acquire its own property was strategic as it “reaffirms our readiness to offer Nigeria the best available telecom services and best human capital development.”

He further stated that the new office is spacious and will accommodate the firm’s growing workforce, adding that this will enhance the efficiency and productivity of its employees.

“Etisalat prides itself as an employer of choice. We promote good motivation for the staff in all the climes where we operate. Our belief is that a conducive work place will in the long run impact on efficient service delivery to our customers here in Nigeria”, he said.

Meanwhile, EtiSalat recently embarked on strategic staff development in its bid to offer excellent service, just as it commenced strategic staff induction and functional training programme to inculcate its core values, vision, mission, and ambitions to the employees.

Company sources informed that the programme which began on March 31 with initial 60 personnel selected from the various units of the company while the over 500 Nigerian staff will be trained in batches before the end of July.

The exercise, he said, encompasses the company’s operational manual and other developmental needs that would further equip employees to become better managers in future.

He also stated in his goodwill message to the delegates that Etisalat is an employer of choice that offers its staff an equal opportunity of career growth, irrespective of their race, culture or gender.

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1 comment:

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