The CEO and President of MTN Group, Ralph Mupita, has reaffirmed MTN’s ongoing commitment to Nigeria’s socio-economic progress, both through direct efforts and via the MTN Foundation’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives. This commitment was emphasized during Mupita’s meeting with Nigeria’s Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit held in Sandton, South Africa.
The CEO of the Group stated that over the course of 18 years, MTN Foundation, serving as MTN Nigeria’s Corporate Social Investment initiative, has invested more than N25.7 billion in empowering Nigerian youths, supporting communities, advancing healthcare, and providing educational assistance.
To date, the Foundation has successfully completed 1,017 projects spanning all 36 states of the federation, resulting in a direct positive impact on 3,319 communities and benefiting over 31.2 million individuals. Furthermore, within the realm of tertiary education, the MTN Foundation has awarded 12,736 scholarships to students across various institutions in Nigeria.
The Vice President visited South Africa to stand in for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the 15th BRICS Summit of Heads of State and Government. During the summit, he addressed prominent leaders, such as President Xi Jinping of China. The Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Muhammad Haruna Manta, was also present.
During the meeting, both sides engaged in discussions about various subjects, including government reforms and shared interests such as digital education, e-agriculture, and the upcoming MTN Nigeria investor roadshow scheduled for November 23 in Abuja.