9mobile wins 2017 SERAs’ Most Outstanding Company in CSR


Lagos, Nigeria, December 13: Nigeria’s most innovative and customer-friendly telecommunications company, 9mobile, has emerged the Most Outstanding Company in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-Online Category in the 2017 Sustainability, Enterprise & Responsibility Awards (SERAs).

In winning the award, which was presented at an award ceremony in Lagos, 9mobile surpassed over twenty other companies that submitted entries for consideration in the 2017 SERAs, to win this category of the award. The winner of the category was determined by the general public via online voting.

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, 9mobile, Oyetola Oduyemi, described the award as proof that the company’s stakeholders and the general public appreciate 9mobile’s impact and various contributions to national development through its CSR initiatives.

She said, “Being adjudged the most outstanding company in CSR – online category means that in the eyes of the general voting public, through our CSR policy, platforms and initiatives 9mobile out-performed all other companies, who were formidable contenders, to win this award.

“Therefore, this win by 9mobile announces boldly to our critical stakeholder groups, our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development; and the recognition, far and wide, of our work in this area. It also propels us to do even more, to drive sustainable development of our nation Nigeria.”

SERAs is Nigeria’s biggest and most credible organised awards promoting corporate social responsibility, sustainability and good corporate citizenship. The award which is currently in its eleventh year, annually brings together leaders in government and industry in Nigeria; and was extended in 2016 to the entire African continent.

The SERAs-CSR Awards provides an effective, unique and strategic platform for corporate organisations to demonstrate to their stakeholders how they are positively impacting and engaging with the communities where they do business.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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