LAGOS, Nigeria; 30 October, 2016
The Chairman of Globacom Limited, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. has been honoured by the Republic of Ghana. He bagged the highest civil award in the country “The Companion of the Star of Ghana (CSG)” in recognition of his contributions to the growth and development of telecommunications across Africa. Dr. Adenuga was formally decorated with this honour by President John Mahama on Saturday, 29th of October, 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
“This Award is in recognition of your unique and outstanding contribution to business enterprise both in Ghana and the continent of Africa at large,” Ghana president said.
President Mahama said Dr. Adenuga has touched many lives through his creative exertions.
“You have provided employment for our teeming youth, artists, footballers and many more. I am particularly proud of you. This award is our way of saying a simple thank you,” the President said.
Dr. Adenuga’s citation commended his “transformational achievements in the telecommunications industry”, chief of which included the laying of the Glo 1 optic fibre cable linking several African countries including Ghana with Europe and America.
In his remarks, Dr. Adenuga expressed joy at President Mahama’s “recognition and support of my modest contributions to the development of Ghana’s economy” and explained that these “have come as a great source of pride and encouragement to me. This is more so as it is coming from Your Excellency, whose sterling qualities of leadership I admire greatly”.
Dr. Adenuga, a Forbes rated multi-billionaire, has received numerous awards within and outside Nigeria over the years. He was honoured by the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the National Awards of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) and later with the award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).