Key regulators in the Nigerian tech and privacy sectors, including Mr. Kachifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Dr. Aminu Maida, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); and Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner/CEO of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), are set to headline the upcoming recognition gathering of the “50 Most Valuable Personalities in Nigeria’s Digital Economy.”

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These regulatory leaders will lead Plenary Conversations on pivotal topics such as ‘Nigeria’s Digital Dynamics and the New Economy,’ ‘Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Nigeria’s Digital Economy,’ and ‘Shaping the Future of Nigeria’s Digital Landscape.’

Joining them will be Mr. Tony Izuagbe Emoekpere, President of the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON); Mr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON); and other notable industry figures.

Dr. Olatunji will also preside over the pre-launch ceremony of the National Privacy Awareness Campaign.


Scheduled for 9 am on Thursday, March 22, 2024, at the Providence Hotel in Ikeja GRA, Lagos, the event will feature an industry overview by Ikechukwu Nnamani, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty Nigeria (formerly Medallion Data Centres Limited). Nnamani, a significant industry investor, will shed light on the realities and misconceptions of Nigeria’s digital economy.

According to IT Edge News, published by Knowhow Media and the event organizers, Nnamani will be joined by esteemed industry figures such as Leo Stan Ekeh, founder of Zinox Group; Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda, digital systems expert and APC gubernatorial flagbearer in Plateau State, Dr. Yele Okeremi, CEO of PFS; Deepak K Mehta, Founder/MD of TecPoint; Dr. Ayotunde Coker, CEO of OADC; Victor Atolagbe, Principal Consultant at Enverge Ltd; Sola Awodiya, Managing Director of Ezzentials Global Services Ltd; and Olawale Owoeye, Co-founder of Cedarview Communications Ltd.

Olusegun Oruame, Founder of IT Edge News, emphasized that the MVPs event celebrates trailblazers, change makers, and steadfast leaders who have propelled Nigeria’s digital economy forward despite formidable obstacles. He highlighted the event’s recognition of challenges and progress in Nigeria’s digital landscape, spotlighting individuals who have made significant contributions across various sectors, including telecoms, e-commerce, fintech, hardware and software development, tech hubs, startups, emerging technologies, and government policies.


Oruame noted that nominees for the “50 MVPs in Nigeria Digital Economy” 2024 are selected based on their innovative contributions, leadership roles, influence, impactful initiatives, and visionary insights driving Nigeria’s digital transformation. He emphasized that the MVPs event serves as a testament to Nigeria’s vibrant digital ecosystem and the remarkable strides made by individuals shaping its trajectory.

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