Nigerian minister of finance on mobile phone market

(via SmartMobs)

Former Nigerian minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala promotes investing in Africa. On of the interesting examples she gives is the privatization and rapid growth of the telecom market in Nigeria, from 4300 landlines to over 32 million mobile phone subscriptions. Although she doesn’t mention the name, there is clearly a sense of “Glo with Pride” in her talk. Glo is a domestic mobile phone enterprise coming up second to South-African MTN and growing. Their slogan is appealing to Nigerian pride: “we can do it ourselves”.

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Skip to the section starting at 8:00 where she talks about the telecom and mobile phone market in Nigeria:

2 Replies to “Nigerian minister of finance on mobile phone market

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