By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Senior Correspondent, Lagos
MTN Nigeria Chairman, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe has confirmed he will chair the unveiling of the book titled Nigeria Drivers of Digital Prosperity and the eWorld Forum ’22. The Forum has a theme: 4G,5G, Broadband Connectivity and the economy. MTN is the country’s leading Mobile phone company, with a market share of over 40 per cent.
Ndukwe was the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Communications ( NCC), under whose 10-year tenure Nigeria recorded the globally acclaimed GSM license in 2001. It was also under Ndukwe’s tenure that the foundation for the giant and laudable strides NCC continues to record and build upon by successive EVCs was laid, and a sterling telecom regulation model was established for other African regulators to emulate.
Ndukwe would be joined by, the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem. Ekuwem has been a leading light of the ICT industry and an advocate for ubiquitous broadband connectivity, and former president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria ( ATCON).
Several other ICT industry leaders and company CEOs are scheduled to attend the event, to give support to the launch of the book which also highlights their contributions to the prospering ICT industry.
The 472-page book slated for launch on July 7, 2022, at the Oriental Hotels, Lekki, Lagos, is written by Nigeria’s pioneer ICT journalist, Aaron Ukodie, who began his journalism career in 1985 at the Guardian.
The book highlights the trajectories of the Digital Evolution, Sector, Analysis, and players’ contributions.