A number of ICT industry-leading companies and chief executives have indicated their interest to grace the launch of the book: ‘Nigeria Drivers of Digital Prosperity’ and the World Forum 22, taking place on July 7, 2022, at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
Apart from former Executive Vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Communication ( NCC) and current chairman of MTN Nigeria, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, who would chair the occasion, the current Executive Vice-chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta shall present the leader paper on the theme: ‘4G, 5G, Broadband Connectivity and the Economy’.
Current secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, a former president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria ( ALTON), chairman of Teldom, and leader in broadband connectivity advocacy, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, had earlier confirmed he would attend the event.
He would be joined by other ICT industry icons such as Sir Demola Aladekomo, founder of Chams Plc, a leading voice and player in the cashless society and business connectivity, and Mr. Tim Akano, a futurist and Managing Director of New Horizons, a capacity-building company and Mr. Chris Uwaje, fondly referred to as ICT Oracle and founder and Chief Architect, Mobile Solutions.
Lagos State Commissioner of Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahn, and Engineer Muhammed Rudman have also confirmed to speak at the events.
ICT media top entrepreneurs and advocates, such as founder and publisher of Technology Times, Shina Badaru; publisher of eBusiness Magazine and convener of ICT for Girls initiative,Mrs. Ufuoma, Emuophedaro; founder of Digivation Networks, Dr. Bayero Agabi; President of TechTV, Mr. Don Pedro Aganbi; Remmy Nweke of Digital Sense, , Publisher of ITEdge News, Segun Oruame; Mkpe Abang of IT & Telecom Digest; and members of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association ( NITRA) are also expected at the event.
Several corporate bodies, among them NCC, MTN Nigeria, ixPN, Nira, 9Mobile, MainOne, and ALTON have also lined up to support the book launch and the Forum.