Shittu, Danbatta to Tackle Broadband Challenges at CEO Forum


Emma Okonji

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, will join other industry stakeholders to address broadband challenges at the 2017 edition of the Nigeria ICT Impact CEO Forum (NIICF) & Africa Digital Awards (ADA).

The event with the theme: “Broadband Access: The Challenges of Cyber Security Threat & Effect of Social Media Era,” will bring together information and communication technology (ICT) leaders driving the Nigeria growth.
Billed to hold on August 25, 2017 in Lagos, the event will feature a welcome address by the minister and two keynotes from Danbatta and the Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Mr. Ferdi Moolman.

Other speakers at the annual twin-forum include: the Managing Director, MainOne, Ms. Funke Opeke; and the Managing Director, Nigcomsat, Ms. Abimbola Alale; the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Patami; Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Is’haq Kawu; Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure; President, Nigeria Internet Registration Asociation (NIRA), Rev. Sunday Folayan, and Partner Muiz Banire & Associates, Mr. Kunle Adegoke.

The event coordinator, Mr. Tayo Adewusi, said the forum would offers exclusive sessions around the latest developments and trends in Nigeria’s ICT landscape and corporate environment, especially around broadband, Internet security, IoT and social media.

“The forum is envisioned as the foremost impactful meeting of top C-level executives in the industry,” he said.
According to Adewusi, Nigeria has come to appreciate the importance of ICT to simplify and improve productivity and efficiency, stressing that this has informed a need to have a platform such as ICT Impact CEO Forum , which creates a plaform for C-level executives to meet with industry players to discuss the current trends and project into the future.