Etisalat packs out of Nigeria as loan talks fail
Abu Dhabi’s Etisalat has reportedly terminated its management agreement with Etisalat Nigeria and given the business time to phase out the brand in Nigeria, the chief executive of Etisalat International.
Nigerian regulators intervened last week to save Etisalat Nigeria from collapse after talks with its lenders to renegotiate a $1.2 billion loan failed.
All UAE shareholders of Etisalat Nigeria have exited the company and have left the board and management, Hatem Dowidar said in an interview.
He said discussions were ongoing with Etisalat Nigeria to provide technical support, adding that it can use the brand for another three weeks before phasing it out, Reuters reports.