A pace-setting, innovating and world class sought after information communication technology (ICT) organisation, West Blue Consulting has been recognized as the “Software Development Company of the year”
Similarly, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Valentina Mintah was awarded the “Special Recognition Awards” for her excellent contribution to the growth of the technology industry in Africa.
This was at the just concluded Nigeria Technology Awards (NITA) night which took place in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos.
NITA is an award organised to celebrate and reward technology entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, academicians and policy makers (government) in Nigeria. The objective is to promote and commend the excellent achievements to which Nigeria technology professionals and organizations contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology.
The awards also aimed to encourage local practitioners to develop innovative and creative technology solutions, which will uplift the image of Nigeria both locally and internationally.
This year, the entries and nomination received by the NITA achieved a record 3,556 submissions in over 92 categories. 102,000 votes were cast, resulting in 300 shortlisted entries, with a final 54 awarded in different categories.
Present at the ceremony which was held in Lagos, Nigeria were representatives of the Minister of Communication and Technology alongside the Lagos State Governor who all emphasized on the transparency and credibility of the technology awards. They also advised organizations which have been recognized to continue to ensure delivery of great innovations that would make Africa well projected as a developed continent.
The event recorded an unprecedented turnout of both the private and public sector operators in the technology business and services, telecoms, banking, education (universities) and the government.
Presentation of the 2016 best Software Development Company award was handed over by Mrs. Edith Udeagu; Chief Operating officer, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) and the special recognition was presented by Mr. Victor Olukayode Onanubi; MD/CEO Maxtech Solutions Concept.
General Manager, West Blue Consulting, Mr. Kabir Bashir who received the award assured the organizers and everyone present that the company commitment to being a pace setting, innovating and world class sought after ICT organization is sacrosanct and would continue to ensure the nation’s building process is met.