The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc, Mr. Karl Toriola, engaged with the capital market community on Monday, 1 March 2021, and was honoured with the NSE digital Closing Gong.

Speaking at the event, the CEO, NSE, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON stated, “On behalf of the National Council and Management of the NSE, I congratulate Mr. Karl Toriola on his appointment as the CEO of MTN Nigeria. Mr. Toriola is a versatile leader who comes with vast knowledge and relevant experience spanning over 25 years, and we are delighted to host him on his first day on the job. At the NSE, we continue to provide a platform to support our clients in meeting their strategic business objectives and we are pleased to see listed companies take full advantage of the NSE’s products and services. I, therefore, use this opportunity to invite MTN Nigeria Plc and other stakeholders to partner with The Exchange across the various themes of capital formation, capacity building, sustainability, and many others.”

On his part, Mr. Toriola commented thus: “I would like to thank the NSE in its entirety for offering me this distinguished honour of ringing the closing bell on the first day of my tenure as CEO of MTN Nigeria. I must also thank the Board, shareholders and staff of MTN Nigeria even as I reflect on the responsibility on my shoulder to lead what is the largest corporate by revenue outside the oil industry and the second-largest corporate listed on the NSE as at today. I am committed to leading MTN Nigeria to deliver on our responsibility to the over 70 million Nigerian customers that use our services to ensure they stay connected and can access increasing value and better services through our network; our role as a corporate citizen in the recovery and growth of the Nigerian economy; and our need to deliver value and drive share price for the good of our shareholders.”

The NSE has continued to remain resilient leveraging various digital platforms and innovative technology to ensure business continuity and uninterrupted dissemination of information to the market. The investments made by The Exchange in this regard have indeed proven to be worthwhile given the extraordinary times we now live and work. In April last year, NSE launched the digital Closing Gong Ceremony and since then, it has hosted several webinars, virtual events and interactive sessions with esteemed stakeholder groups.