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BRICS, MINT innovator scheduled for Lagos

21 March 2014, 08:52

Abuja - The man famous for coining the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) acronym, Terence O'Neill, has been confirmed as guest for the upcoming unveiling of the Airtel Premier, an exclusive event for distinguished personalities.

O'Neill, the foremost British economist and honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester, who also coined the term MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey) in order to differentiate among the variety of emerging economies, will speak on the theme, “Nigeria: How the 'N' in MINT is going global.”

The exclusive event, which will also feature the unveiling of the prestigious Airtel Premier Club and will be headlined by music and comedy, is scheduled for Sunday at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking about the event, the managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, stated that the company was committed to creating opportunities that would offer platforms for reasoned discourse and also set the tone for the continuous growth and development of the Nigerian economy.

“At Airtel Nigeria, customer-centricity is embedded in our DNA, forming a harmonious blend with our corporate vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians. We are passionate about promoting constructive dialogue and also partnering with our esteemed stakeholders to realize their dreams and aspirations,” he explained.

“Having one of the world’s most respected economists speak to our highly-valued customers, friends and associates clearly underscores the very essence of our prestigious Airtel Premier Club, a V-VIP programme specifically created to offer exceptional and personalized service to High Networth Customers and distinguished personalities,” he added.

– CAJ News

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