Interim Management Takes Over As Etisalat Undergoes ‘Seamless Transition’

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Telecommunications compay Etisalat Nigeria has undergone “seamless transition” to interim management following an agreement with the consortium of its creditors on Monday.

The telecoms company was earlier in troubled straits with a debt looming at N541 billion, leading to a take-over attempt.

Mubadala Group, the major investor from the United Arab Emirates, has pulled out of Nigeria’s fourth largest mobile operator while its chairman, Keem Belo-Osagie, has stepped down.

TheCable.ng in a recent report indicated that the chief executive officer, Matthew Willsher, and the chief financial officer, Olawole Obasunloye, have stepped down.

“The transition was successful. Everybody is back at their duty post and the lights are back on,” a senior official of the telco informed TheCable.ng.

The transition agreement was brokered with the banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

An official announcement on the interim management team is expected to be made by the company on Monday.

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