Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Joins MTN Board



Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has joined the MTN Group as board member and will be resuming his new duty on July 1.Another Nigerian, Aisha Abdulahi, was also appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board whose operations will commence in July. Mr Sanusi served as the governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, while Ms Abdullahi was the former African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs. The statement which revealed that Emir Sanusi has joined MTN as a board member, further disclosed that the IAB would be chaired by a former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, while a Kenyan national, Vincent Rague, will also join the board.“The Board has resolved to establish an international advisory board of prominent persons of considerable and wide-ranging experience,” the group said in the statement. “The primary purpose of the IAB will be to counsel, guide and support the MTN Group from time to time in fulfilling its vision and objective of being one of the premier African corporations with a global footprint in telecommunications, contributing to increased digital inclusion in Africa and the Middle East, a pivotal aspect of the fourth industrial revolution,” the statement added.

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