Ugwuanyi Is The Top Nominee For The Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom Awards In 2021
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of Enugu State, is one of the top nominees for the Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards in 2021.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is one of the top nominees for the 2021 Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA), which honors Nigeria’s most influential digital leaders.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is also a top nominee for Nigeria’s most prestigious Information Technology (IT) and Telecoms event, which will take place in Lagos on Friday.
Gov. Ugwuanyi will receive the coveted ICT Governor of the Year award at the annual event, which serves as a collaborative platform with stakeholders including the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and the African Digital Economy Forum (ADEF).
Enugu also tops the list for Emerging Leaders in Innovation/Tech Advisory and Tech Innovation Hub of the Year (Mentoring & Capacity Building) (Public Sector).
It has been reported that, “Gov. Ugwuanyi’s consistent leverage on technology and strong ICT policy-thrusts to rework the economic future of Enugu State has drawn much admiration, earning the south eastern state top spot in the national drive towards a digital economy”
“The state has multiple nominations in NTITA 2021 including Tech Innovation Hub of the Year and Emerging Leaders in Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in Public Sector.”
Mr. Akin Naphtal, CEO of InstinctWave, Africa’s premium B2B event and media specialists, said in a statement that, “Enugu is not an entirely surprising revelation. Unbeknownst to many people, the state has demonstrated strong focus on youth development and soft skill building”
“It has one of the best strategic collaborative drives to provision digital infrastructure and services. In addition, it has a robust policy thrust for fostering entrepreneurs and delivering of the best ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in Nigeria that has been recognized by the World Bank and other global institutions. This has really impressed the 2021 NTITA jurors”.
This year’s award categories includes Nigeria ICT Governor of the Year; Digital Leader of the Year; Public Sector ICT Woman of the Year; Public Sector ICT CEO of the Year; Broadband Oxygenator of the Year; Telecom CEO of the Year; ICT First Lady for 2021; Tech Innovation Hub of the Year (Mentoring & Capacity Building); Emerging Leaders in Innovation/Tech Advisory (Public Sector); Emerging ICT CEO for 2021; Most Innovative and ICT Focused State 2021; Most Innovative Operator 2021; and a host of other awards.
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