The Minister for Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and Africa’s Serial Digital Entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh, will headline the 2018 Nigerian Online Merit Award (NiOMA), the organisers have said.
The event is scheduled to hold at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja on Friday next week.
“We are glad to announce that Honourable Minister for Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and Zinox Group Chairman, Leo Stan Ekeh, have graciously accepted to headline the 2018 NiOMA. While the Minister will serve as the special guest of honour, ICT guru Leo Stan Ekeh will be the guest speaker. Both will also be among those to be honoured on the night,” NiOMA Organising Committee Chairman, Mr. Lanre Alabi, said in a statement.
He said Ekeh would speak on the theme, “Leveraging the Internet Revolution to Leapfrog Nigeria’s Development”.
Alabi also disclosed that former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, would chair the event.
The occasion, according to Alabi, “will be used to X-ray topical ICT issues facing the nation. It will be a grand one as it will attract senior executives, top government functionaries, industry leaders, market analysts, professional groups and diverse economy sectoral leaders, among others.”
A brainchild of Nigeria’s leading daily online newspaper, News Express Nigeria, NiOMA is designed to celebrate outstanding individuals and corporates driving the Nigerian online revolution.