Airtel Africa announces offer to buy out Nigerian minority shareholdings

Airtel Nigeria has clarified that its Chief Executive Officer, Olusegun Ogunsanya, was misquoted over the renewal of the telco’s license.

Airtel Africa has announced that its subsidiary, Airtel Networks Ltd., (Airtel Nigeria) has initiated a process to buy back 8.27 per cent minority shareholdings at N55.81 per share.

The Group Company Secretary, Simon O’Hara, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

The statement noted that the total consideration was estimated to be N61.24 billion (using an exchange rate of N413.38) assuming all minority shareholders decide to tender their shares.

It said: “This represents an open offer to all shareholders.

“A further announcement will be made in due course.”

Airtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa.

It offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services, both nationally and internationally.

The group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys.

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