Etisalat Pulls Out Of Nigeria, Gives Ultimatum For A Name Change

Etisalat Pulls Out Of Nigeria, Gives Ultimatum For A Name Change Banire Adekunle
Telecoms group Etisalat has terminated a management agreement with its Nigerian arm  and given the business time to phase out the Etisala...
Etisalat Pulls Out Of Nigeria, Gives Ultimatum For A Name Change
Telecoms group Etisalat has terminated a management agreement with its Nigerian arm  and given the business time to phase out the Etisalat brand in Nigeria, the chief executive of Etisalat international told Reuters on Monday.


Nigerian regulators intervened last week to save Etisalat Nigeria from collapse after talks with its lenders to renogotiate a $1.2billion loan failed.

Etisalat with a 45 percent stake in the Nigerian business, said in June it had been ordered to transfer its shares to a loan trustee after the talks had failed.

CEO of Etisalat international Hatem Dowidar said all UAE shareholders of Etisalat Nigeria, including state owned investment fund Mubadala, had exited the company and left the board and management.

He said in an interview with Reuters discussions were ongoing with Etisalat Nigeria to provide technical support, adding that it could continue to use the brand for another three weeks before phasing out.

Credit - IB9JA

Post a Comment

Thank you.