Nigeria’s former telecoms regulatory chief, Dr Ernest Ndukwe, and pioneer ICT Minister, Dr Omobola Johnson, join the board of MTN Nigeria


The Nigerian arm of the mobile telecommunications company, MTN, recently announced that the pioneer Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson, and the former telecoms regulatory chief, Dr Ernest Ndukwe will be joining the board of directors.

As announced by the CEO of MTN Nigeria, Fredinand Moolman, Ernest Ndukwe is to become the new Chairman, following the retirement of Pascal Dozie.

MTN Nigeria grew to become the biggest telecoms firm in Nigeria under Pascal Dozie, who steps down from office alongside five other directors after serving for 18 years at the helm of the company. Ernest Ndukwe is scheduled to resume office from September 2, this year.

The former minister of communication, Omobola Johnson, the former Nigerian pension regulatory chief Muhammad Ahmad, and former banker Andrew Alli who was, most recently, the President and CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation are to be added, alongside Ernest Ndukwe, to the new MTN Nigeria’s 14-member board of directors.

As regards this new board of directors, Ferdinand Moolman said,

The combination of extensive experience across worlds of technology, finance, regulatory and policy development and corporate governance offers a hugely synergistic set of skills that will be of great benefit to us as we move into a new phase of growth.

Ernest Ndukwe is to serve as the Chairman alongside Col. Sani Bello (rtd), the current Vice Chairman.