Again, MTN says didn’t sack Oyagbola, commends her
The management of MTN Nigeria has again said its erstwhile Human Resource Executive Mrs Amina
Oyagbola was not sacked. This is the second time within four days that the telecom operator will be
issuing rebuttal to a story of her sack carried by an online news portal.
The company in a statement by its Chief Executive
Officer Ferdi Moolman on Tuesday said Mrs Oyagbola resigned voluntarily from MTN to pursue
“MTN commended the immense
dedication and passion for excellence which Mrs.
Amina Oyagbola brought to her roles, first as Corporate Services Executive, later as Human
Resource Executive and most recently as Executive
in charge of the Human Resource and Corporate Services roles, respectively.
After a 12-year stint with the leading telecom organization, Oyagbola
recently resigned to pursue other interests.”
According to Ferdi Moolman, MTN Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer,
“Amina has been exceptional, not
only for her consummation professionalism andcommitment to the core brand values of MTN but
also for her passion for mentoring people, especially women”.
Her leaving, said Moolman, “is a big loss to us at MTN and while we will certainly miss her commitment and passion, we remain proud of the
record of stellar and unblemished service she leaves behind.”
Upon joining MTN in 2004, Oyagbola is credited with among others, helping to create a new
stakeholder management framework that saw MTN integrate more intrinsically with key stakeholders.
For instance, its corporate social investment vehicle, the MTN Foundation, which she
spearheaded, remains the only CSI vehicle in Nigeria that is funded by a fixed percentage of annual profit accruing to an organization.
In turn, the MTN Foundation has made considerable impact
on the lives of thousands of people in dozens of communities across Nigeria.
mammography and dialysis machines to public hospitals to availing indigent but intelligent university students of hundreds of scholarships; from providing physical support including
prosthesis to the physically-challenged to providing work tools, funds and training to the economically disempowered, MTN Foundation has since emerged as a poster child for corporate social investment in Nigeria.
Oyagbola’s passion for people development easily
came to the fore during her tenure as Human Resource Executive, a position to which she was
deployed in 2008.
Learning and Development were
focal areas for her and she saw to a radical overhaul of the Human Resource policies in the
organization and in consequence, the emergence of
a new breed of happier and more committed employees.
In 2015, in addition to her role as Human Resource Executive she was saddled with the responsibility
of Corporate Services Executive in the aftermath of the fine.
“Despite the added task of overseeing theHuman Resource function, Amina discharged her
responsibilities creditably, contributing immensely
to the amicable resolution of the issues by all theparties,” said Moolman.
A lawyer by training, Oyagbola commenced her working career in the chambers of FRA Williams.
She has attended several international training programs and is a Chevening Scholar.