General Danjuma replaces Dr. Tunde Ayeni, who will now become Vice Chairman.
Other members of the board include Captain Idahosa Okunbo, Abiola Ayeni, Kasheem Shettima, Philip Chukwu, Kola Adesina, John Darlington, Dan Kunle, Babatunde Omotoba and Kamar Abass.
General Danjuma brings to the ntel board robust commercial experience covering some three decades in the public and private sectors, following a successful career in the army from where he retired as a three-star General and Chief of Army Staff in 1980.
He also served as Minister of Defence in the first term of the civilian administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He has interests in oil and gas, banking and shipping. A respected environmentalist and philanthropist, he was Chairman of Abuja Green Society and through his own Danjuma Foundation, established in 2009, passionately supports poverty alleviation, education and medical aid initiatives across Nigeria.
“We are delighted to have a man of General TY Danjuma’s standing join us. As our new chairman, and as a shareholder, we welcome his support as we add momentum to our growth and development in Nigeria’s telecoms industry,” said Kamar Abass, ntel’s CEO.
He added, “We expect to benefit enormously from General Danjuma’s sterling leadership credentials and, in this way, to build on the excellent work of our immediate past chairman, Dr. Tunde Ayeni, who positioned ntel to deliver the leading Broadband experiences already evidenced in Lagos and Abuja.”
This announcement was made earlier today following General Danjuma’s inaugural board meeting, and comes just a day after ntel announced the launch of a router to provide customers “a whole new Internet experience.”
Expect amazing things from ntel in the coming months!
By the way, ntel commenced commercial operations of its 4G/LTE-Advanced network in April 2016 in Lagos and Abuja.
It plans to make its services available in oil rich Port Harcourt in the fourth quarter of 2016, with plans to launch across the country in the offing.