Who owns 9Mobile Nigeria? Here is all you need to know about 9Mobile


Here is a post which is going to give you full details on the owner of 9Mobile Nigeria. We are going to give you info on the history of the company, the CEO, the founded date and lots more.

It’s official, Etisalat Nigeria is now 9Mobile

That shouldn’t be a breaking news anymore, most Nigerians and the over 20 million subscriber of Etisalat now know that the company has backed out of the Nigerian market (after loan troubles), and has been taken over by 9Mobile.

I know a lot of people are in search of information on the new telecommunications company. Many want to know who truly owns 9Mobile, how big the company is, can they be trusted, and lots more. Here is a post which is going to give you full information on just that.

History of 9Mobile Nigeria

As at March 2017, I don’t think any Nigerian could have predicted the rise of 9Mobile. This virtually unknown name is now today the fourth largest telecommunications company in Nigeria today.

This company is sort of a rebranding of the troubled Etisalat and there seems to be little difference between the two.

On the 14th of July 2017, following a three-week ultimatum by Etisalat International, embattled Etisalat Nigeria changed its name to ‘9Mobile’.

The decision of the Abu Dhabi owned telecommunications networks to exit the Nigerian market resulted after its $1.2 billion loan talks collapsed.

Before the breakdown of agreement between Etisalat International and Etisalat Nigeria, the Nigerian arm claimed that it had repaid 42 percent of the loan.

Who is the owner of 9Mobile Nigeria?

Many people want to know the owner of this company. Though we had stated earlier that little has changed between Etisalat Nigeria and 9Mobile, don’t get twisted thinking the board remains the same.

Before the rebranding, the Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, suddenly resigned, and a new board was put in place.

Boye Olusanya is the new Chief Executive Officer of 9Mobile, while Joseph Nnanna is the new chairman of the company.

There are also some new members in the board like non-executive directors which include Oluseyi Bickersteth, Ken Igbokwe and Funke Ighodaro.

This shows that a lot has changed at the top of 9Mobile.

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