Stakeholders in the telecom industry have been unanimous in applauding the emergence of seasoned telecommunications technocrat Engr. Ernest Ndukwe has the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MTN Nigeria.
Prominent among the group is the New Dimension Shareholders Association, a prominent group of Capital Market Investors and Shareholders in notable companies quoted on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
In a statement signed by its President, Patrick Ajudua, the New Dimension Shareholders Association stated: “the appointment is a welcome development because he is tested and well experienced in the industry.”
The Association expressed optimism that the new MTN Board headed by Dr. Ernest Ndukwe will ensure transparency, compliance with corporate governance, and value addition to the shareholders.”
In a similar vein, the President Proactive Shareholders Association, TaiwoOderinde, urged the new board to shun any corporate governance lapses capable of dragging the image of the firm through the mud.
He noted, “The new Chairman, Dr. Ndukwe, is a man with a wealth of experience and connections in the telecommunications sector. As a one-time head of NCC, I believe with the support of other members of the board, he will bring this to bear in his new responsibility. I congratulate him and he should not let the shareholders and other stakeholders down.”
Dr. Ndukwe, a former Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is fondly called Mr. Telecoms for his vast experience and rich contributions to the growth of telecommunications industry over the years.
A fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, FNSE, Nigerian Institute of Management, FNIM and Nigerian Academy of Engineering, FAEng, he holds honorary Doctorate degrees from five leading Universities in Nigeria and was also honoured for Outstanding Contributions in Public Office by the Commonwealth Business Council and the London based IC Publication amongst other esteemed laurels.
As Chairman of the Board of MTN, Ndukwe is expected to deploy his rich and vast knowledge of telecommunications engineering and evident expertise in management for the continued growth and development of MTN Nigeria in particular and the ICT industry in general