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MTN Nigeria gets new Chief Technical Officer

MTN Nigeria says it has appointed Mohammed Rufai as its chief technical officer.

In a statement released on Monday May 5, 2019, the telecommunications company said Rufai would be responsible for its technology strategy, design and plan all its network operations.

Rufai, who joined MTN Group in 2002, is a graduate of Computer Science from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and has certifications from Cranfield University, Duke Corporate Education, India and the Lagos Business School.

Prior to this appointment, Rufai worked with MTN Group where he was the general manager, Technology in South East Africa and Ghana region.

He joined MTN Nigeria as an RF/BTS support engineer in Kano and became a general manager by 2009. By 2015, he was appointed Chief Technical Officer for MTN Ghana.

Commenting on the appointment, Mazen Mroue, MTN Nigeria’s chief operating officer, said, “We are excited to welcome Mohammed home from his excursion across the continent.

“From the beginning, he has demonstrated professionalism in all engagements, and a drive to improve processes and outcomes continuously. His extensive experience and leadership will serve us well.”

Rufai’s appointment is effective from May 1.

On Friday, MTN Group announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer and board including Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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