The name of Mike Adenuga, Jr, Chairman Globacom has risen on an edifice donated by the Nigerian telecoms magnate towards promoting French culture in Nigeria, the daughter says.
French President Emmanuel Macron last year honoured Adenuga with French National Honor of Commander of French Legion at a ceremony commissioning the Mike Adenuga Alliance Française Centre in Ikoyi Lagos, an edifice donated by the Globacom Chairman to advance French-Nigerian ties.
Bella Disu, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Globacom, who is also Adenuga’s daughter, says it is an emotional moment for her as the name of her father went up on the new Centre, in a message shared on social media platform, LinkedIn.
“A very emotional and proud moment seeing our signage up. The past 15 months have been a myriad of sleepless nights, site visits/meetings and relentless team effort; all to birth the promise of my father, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr – to create a hub for cross-cultural immersion and change the cultural landscape of Lagos”, the Globacom EVC wrote.
“I present to you, the Mike Adenuga Centre: a world class edifice and the new home of Alliance Française Lagos”, she says.
Adenuga founded Globacom, Nigeria’s Second National Operator (SNO) that owns mobile phone unit, Glo Mobile and undersea cable, Glo 1. His mobile phone business is the second largest by subscriber base with over 45 million users at the end of last year.