Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Visafone gets royal blessings @ Benin

Management of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator, Visafone, recently received royal blessing from the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa during the roll-out of its services in the state.

The royal blessings marked the entrance of fast-growing mobile phone operators, Visafone into the Edo State capital recently, as a team led by the Director, Finance & Admin at the telco, Mr. Uche Ojo, paid homage to the monarch of the Benin Kingdom, Oba Erediauwa, at his palace.

Head, Corporate Communication at Visafone, Mr. Toni Kan, said that the team was at the palace to formally introduce the company, which recently commenced full commercial operations in the city – to the monarch.

Mr. Ojo was quoted as saying that Visafone had berthed in Benin in fulfillment of the company’s promise to spread the “joy of communication” across Nigeria.

“We have come to Benin to help grow our business while also developing the state. Our business plan is focused on building both infrastructural and human capacity by providing employment for educated and suitably qualified Nigerians while giving them a passport to talk and communicate,” he said.

Also, Mr. Ojo told the monarch that Visafone plans to help the indigent members of the community under the company’s Commercial Telephone Operator (CTO) initiative which has already been launched to positive acclaim in other states of the federation.

In his remark, Oba Erediauwa prayed for the telco and expressed his desire that the arrival of Visafone in Benin would usher in a new season of growth and development both for the company and for the city. He also expressed gratitude to the company for its plans to support the local economy and assist the indigent members of the Benin kingdom.

The telco launched commercial operations on February 22, 2008 in 12 states and over 100 cities, just as Visafone has grown its coverage area to 16 states and over 150 cities in the past three months in fulfillment of its promise to provide Nigerians with a veritable “passport to reach the world.”

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