The organisers of the Nigerian Online Merit Award (NiOMA) have announced the postponement of the event originally scheduled to hold Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Main Hall of Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.

NiOMA’s Organising Committee Chairman, Mr. Lanre Alabi, said in a statement Tuesday that the postponement was necessitated by the Ramaddan, which altered the plans of some of the key personalities expected to grace the event.

“We sincerely regret any inconveniences which this development may cause our esteemed awardees and guests. The event will now take place after the Ramaddan, at a date to be made public in due course,” Alabi said.

He restated that the Minister for Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, and Africa’s serial digital entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh, will headline the event, while a former executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, would serve as chairman.

The occasion, according to the NiOMA Organising Committee Chairman, “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 (newsexpressngr.com), NiOMA is designed to celebrate outstanding individuals and corporates driving the Nigerian online revolution.