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Awards, lecture series to honour African digital icons

By Charles Mgbolu
ICT Watch Network,  a leading Nigerian television programme on MITV and TVC committed to the stimulation of the rapid development of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) in Africa – is set to assemble Africa’s Digital ‘who is who’ in Nigeria will hold next month in Lagos.

Highlight of the pan-African digital icons’ gathering is the Africa Digital Awards & Lecture Series 2010. (ADA 2010).
The event, according to the organizers,  is also aimed at acknowledging the very high performance of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in terms of effective and efficient regulation of the telecoms sector in Nigeria.

Tagged “Africa Digital Awards & Lecture Series 2010”, the pan-African digital excellence event aims at x-raying the achievements made in the Nigerian ICT sector in particular and the ripple effects such achievements has impacted on Africa’s digital growth in the last ten years.

With the broad theme, “Nigeria’s Golden Jubilee: Sustaining the Growth in the Telecom Sector Beyond 2010” the forum is designed to focus on maximizing the potentials of Nigeria telecoms growth and sustaining it through putting in place leadership, policies and programmes that will move the industry to the next level.

Some of the speakers lined up for the event include Professor Clement Dzidonu from Ghana, Dr. Tunde Adegbola of Africa Language Technology, and Prof Emevwo Biakolo of Pan Africa University.

Co-ordinator of the programme, Mr. Tayo Adewusi said in a statement, “that the success recorded in the telecoms sector is one of the major things Nigeria is proud off is no longer news. It is also no news that this success has put Nigeria in the global map as one of the countries with best regulatory environment”.


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