Airtel CEO Highlights need for Growth Enablers in Mobile Sector

The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, has highlighted the need to create an enabling environment for the growth and development of the mobile sector in Nigeria and Africa at large, IT News Africa reports.

Ogunsanya was one of the panellists at the on-going 2014 Mobile West Africa Conference in Lagos. He spoke about mobile innovation, opportunities and its challenges in Nigeria, adding that the growth of the sector also depends on encouraging local content and giving support to start-up mobile businesses. Moreover, the CEO gave his insights into factors that will shape the Nigerian and African mobile telephony landscape.

Among the discussion panel were the ex-Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Founder of Open Media Group, Mr Earnest Ndukwe; Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management of NCC, Mr Okechukwu Itanyi and other important faces. They examined some of the critical issues in the mobile sector, including ways which stakeholders can create enabling environments for mobile technology.

Other experts from across Nigeria and Africa also participated in various interactive segments of the conference, which runs from 13th-16th May at Four Points, Sheraton Hotel in Lagos. It features exhibitions, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities for participants.