Nigeria’s National Operator, Globacom has stated that its active support for Nigeria’s centenary commemoration is consistent with its commitment to promoting the values that unite and sustain the country.
The national carrier, which is a Foundation Partner and Platinum Sponsor of the centenary project, stated this as the activities commemorating the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria into one country in 1914, reach a climax.
Globacom’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mohamed Jameel, said: “Globacom is a wholly indigenous company that is committed to promoting unity, growth and development of Nigeria. We share the vision of the country to become one of the top 20 economies of the world by the year 2020, and we believe that this is achievable only through unity, which is reinforced by celebrating the ties that hold the country together.”
According to him, the centenary anniversary of the creation of the entity called Nigeria presents a unique opportunity for the country to celebrate the common values uniting the nation in spite of its rich cultural diversity.
Some of these values, according to him, include diligence, integrity, resourcefulness, love, faith and hope for a brighter and greater future.
“Our chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga is particularly passionate about Nigeria, and this passion has been a strong propelling force for executing the commitment we made to the organisers of the centenary project,” said Jameel.
It would be recalled that Dr. Adenuga was among the personalities singled out for recognition by President Goodluck Jonathan for their immense contributions towards the success of the launch of the centenary project in February 2013.
Mr. Jameel said Globacom is convinced of a greater future for Nigeria, adding that this informed the company’s sponsorship of a television mini movie which gives a sneak preview of the great future awaiting the country, and which inspires everyone to strive for the nation’s greatness.
The mini movie, which features children articulating the achievements of the country in the last 100 years and where the country hopes to be in future, was one of the highpoints of the official flag-off of the centenary celebrations in February last year.
Mr. Jameel said Globacom would continue its aggressive investment drive in Nigeria’s telecommunications sector, with a view to engendering sustainable development and improve the lives of Nigerians.
“As a responsible corporate citizen of Nigeria, we believe that we have a role to play in making the country great,” said Mr. Jameel.