One of Nigeriaâ€™s leading public sector ICT infrastructure and services company, Galaxy Backbone, was last week, declared Government Agency of the Year at the Beacon of ICT awards which held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Gala night which was created to honor the talents, contributions and commitment of individuals and organizations who have made notable contributions within the NigerianÂ Â ICT Industry attracted the who_ is _who in the ICT industry and had in attendance the out-going Executive Vice Chairman NCC, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, Director General of National Broadcasting Commission, Yomi Bolanrinwa, former Minister of Communications Air Vice Marshall CaniceÂ Umenwaliri (Rtd) as well as other notable names in the ICT world and representatives of other government agencies.
According to the organizers, Galaxy Backbone won the award based on online votes cast by thousands of Nigerians made up of consumers of ICT products and services, the industry, media and the general public.
The citation read during the ceremony stated that since coming on board in 2007 as a special purpose ICT vehicle of the Government, Galaxy Backbone has changed the ICTÂ Â landscape for good, especially through its 1_GOV.net services platform which was introduced to significantly enhance the adoption of ICT in the public sector for the efficient delivery of public services and cost effectiveness.
Franklyn Ginger_Eke, Manager, Corporate Communication, Galaxy Backbone, who received the award on behalf of the company, said â€œWe find it extremely humbling to receive this award today amongst giants in the ICT industry.
In about three years of our corporate existence, the name Galaxy Backbone has become synonymous with the delivery of superior ICT solutions and services. This award challenges us towards ensuring that we meet and exceed our customers and stakeholders expectations through the provision of pervasive ICT infrastructure services that positively impact national developmentâ€.
OtherÂ recipients at the event include Executive Vice Chairman NCC, Ernest Ndukwe, as Father of Modern Nigeria Telecom, Helios Towers, Most Innovative Company of the YearÂ Computer Warehouse Group- ICT Solution Provide of the Year, Globacom Telecom Operator of the Year amongst others.