Visafone has launched full commercial operations in Nigeria


Visafone launched operations across Nigeria in 12 states and over 40 cities including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The telecoms operator, which is the newest and wholly-owned Nigerian mobile phone company with MD/CEO of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia as founder and promoter.

Speaking in Lagos at the formal launch of the network, the founder of Visafone, Ovia said Visafone aims to become one of the preferred telecom operators in Nigeria by offering seamless and efficient services that will ensure the best clarity and the widest coverage.

"It will also offer an exciting bouquet of superior services that include the very best of Voice, High Speed Data 3G (EVDO) internet and other innovative Value Added Services to individual subscribers while also providing unequalled business solutions to large corporates as well as the Small & Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria", he promised.

Also speaking on the company’s business plan and strategy Ninan Thomas, the Indian-American MD/CEO of Visafone, who brings to the company his experience at Reliance India as well as Motorola in the US, said that his company’s "overriding plan is to act as a spring board for Nigeria’s economic growth and development. To achieve this, the company will assist in fast tracking that growth and development through the provision of cutting edge communications infrastructure as well as seamless and efficient services that will ensure excellent customer service, unequalled clarity, the widest coverage and seamless connectivity."

Daily Trust