Lagos, July 23, 2018: MTN Nigeria and Microsoft Nigeria have
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the creation of
sustainable and scalable initiatives aimed at driving growth within the Small
and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment of the Enterprise Business in Nigeria.
The partnership, will
leverage Microsoft’s technologies and MTN’s innovative expertise to create
strong value propositions for the SMEs Segment. These propositions will speak
to the needs of SMEs around capability development, access to markets and
business networks across Africa; and address some of their challenges through
the creation of innovative solutions.
MoU signing ceremony which took place recently at Microsoft’s office within
Civic Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos, had top Executives from both Microsoft
and MTN in attendance. The General Manager, Enterprise Marketing, MTN, Onyinye
Ikenna-Emeka, expressed the company’s unwavering commitment to the success of
businesses, be they SMEs, Large Enterprises or in the Public sector.
Recognizing the significant contributions of SMEs to the country’s economy,
Ikenna-Emeka conveyed MTN’s strategic position of collaborating with SMEs to
create bespoke solutions specially designed to help grow and sustain other SMEs
in the country.
further on MTN’s support of SMEs in Nigeria, Mrs. Ikenna-Emeka said “We
launched the MTN Man-In-The-Box Initiative to further demonstrate our
commitment to the development of businesses and ensure their sustained business
growth”. She stated that the Initiative was designed to create and sustain
awareness for MTN’s Enterprise Business and its focus to provide and facilitate
access to technology, new markets, information and finance for SMEs.
his remark, Country General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso stated:
“Our approach at Microsoft has been one of empowerment and collaboration. We
work with SMEs and as we learn from them, this makes us poised to provide
tailor-made solutions to the challenges they face on a daily basis. We are
excited about this partnership and looking forward to provide support to the
SMEs through the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. This means that we are able to
empower them to digitally transform their businesses and be more productive and
reiterated MTN’s belief that everyone deserves the
benefit of a modern connected life. By implication, every organization,
whether small, medium, large or the public sector equally deserve the same
benefit. In bringing this belief to reality, MTN develops and delivers
solutions that transform the operations of Businesses, thereby introducing
efficiencies, improving productivity and promoting overall organizational
She also stated that MTN’s vision of leading the delivery of a
bold, new digital world to Corporate Nigeria is at the heart of all the
company’s activities, affirming that MTN is proud to be a Technology provider
of choice to Enterprise Nigeria.