Nigerian business tycoon, Gen. TY
Danjuma, has been named Board
Chairman by the NatCom Development &
Investment Limited “NatCom”, trading as
The announcement was made on
Wednesday, July, 2016 following General
Danjuma’s inaugural board meeting.
With General Danjuma as board
chairman, former chairman, Dr. Tunde
Ayeni, becomes Vice Chairman. Other
members of the board include Captain
Idahosa Okunbo, Abiola Ayeni, Kasheem
Shettima, Philip Chukwu, Kola Adesina,
John Darlington, Dan Kunle, Babatunde
Omotoba and Kamar Abass.
General Danjuma, fondly known as ‘the
green general’ on account of his
environmental activism, has interests in
oil and gas, banking and shipping.
A respected environmentalist and
philanthropist, he was Chairman of Abuja
Green Society and through his own
Danjuma Foundation, established in 2009,
passionately supports poverty alleviation,
education and medical aid initiatives
across Nigeria.
General Danjuma brings to the ntel board
robust commercial experience covering
some three decades in the public and
private sectors, following a successful
career in the army from where he retired
as a three-star General and Chief of Army
Staff in 1980.
He also served as Minister of Defence in
the first term of the civilian administration
of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Commenting on this key addition to ntel’s
board, Kamar Abass, ntel’s CEO,
remarked “we are delighted to have a
man of General TY Danjuma’s standing
join us. As our new chairman, and as a
shareholder, we welcome his support as
we add momentum to our growth and
development in Nigeria’s telecoms
industry. We expect to benefit enormously
from General Danjuma’s sterling
leadership credentials and, in this way, to
build on the excellent work of our
immediate past chairman, Dr. Tunde
Ayeni, who positioned ntel to deliver the
leading Broadband experiences already
evidenced in Lagos and Abuja.”
ntel commenced commercial operations
of its 4G/LTE-Advanced network on
08-04-16 in Lagos and Abuja. Network
services in Port Harcourt are scheduled to
commence early in Q4. NatCom projects
making investments totalling more than $
1billion by 2020.
ntel is Nigeria’s most advanced mobile
4G/LTE network providing superfast
Internet Access that enables high-
definition voice, data and video services.
ntel’s network is built on the 900/1800
Mhz frequency bands which are the best
propagation frequencies for the
deployment of 4G/LTE technology.
ntel’s bouquet of services includes:
National Bandwidth; International Voice
Termination, International Bandwidth;
Mobile and Fixed Communications
The company made its first on-net test
data call in Lagos on Monday, January
18, 2016 and followed this with its first
on-net Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) call in
Lagos on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Commercial operations commenced on
Friday April 8, 2016.