A statement issued on Thursday in Lagos by NiOMA Organising Committee Chairman, Mr. Lanre Alabi, identified some of the nominees as Honourable Minister for Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu; Africa’s Serial Digital Entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh; and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. Others, according to the statement, are Akwa Ibom State, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), three banks (Zenith, Fidelity and Access), as well as three national dailies, namely, Vanguard, The Guardian and Daily Trust.
The event, according to the statement, would feature a lecture by Leo Stan Ekeh that will critically X-ray topical ICT issues facing the Nigerian nation and highlight how the online revolution could be leveraged to leapfrog the country’s development.
He assured that the event “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.