The Modakeke Progressive International, USA has congratulated the newly appointed MTN Nigeria CEO, Karl Toriola, describing the appointment of the telecommunication guru as a very deserving one.
In a congratulatory statement issued by the National President of the group, Alhaji Yemi Animashaun, on behalf of the group lauded Karl Olutokun for being a great ambassador for all the sons and daughters of Modakeke both at home and in the diaspora.
The statement reads” on-behalf of Modakeke Progressive International, USA we rejoice with our compatriot and brother, Karl Olutoun Toriola, on his new appointment as the CEO of the telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria”
“This is a great news to all of us as a people and we are very proud that one of our own could be so honour and deserving this enviable post”
“A close observer of the telecommunication industry in Africa particularly Nigeria would know that our brother, Karl, is one of the few brightness and leading light with deep experience across all the shares of telecommunication industry”
“We are confident that Karl will continue to consolidate on many achievements of MTN Nigeria in the past decades and take the telecom giant to an enviable height in Africa, the statement concluded.”
It will be recalled that on Monday 26th October, 2020 MTN Group announced the appointment of Karl Toriola as the CEO of MTN Nigeria, effective from 1 March 2021. Toriola, current vice president for MTN Group’s West and Central Africa (WECA) region, will take over as MTN Nigeria CEO from Ferdi Moolman, who has served in this role for the past five years.
Toriola has a BSc Hons in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He also possesses MSc in Communication Systems.
In his five years as VP of MTN’s WECA region, Toriola has overseen the steady progress of the operating companies in the region, notably the turnaround of MTN Ivory Coast and MTN Cameroon over the past two years, the operator said.
Since joining the group in 2006, Toriola has also held several senior operational roles at MTN, including a chief technical officer of MTN Nigeria and CEO of MTN Cameroon.
Toriola is an indigene of Modakeke whose father is the current Otun Balogun of the ancient town in South Western, Nigeria.