The forum for 50 Most Valuable Personalities in Nigeria’s Digital Economy holds today in Lagos.

Key regulators in the Nigerian tech and privacy sectors as well as stakeholders are set to headline the recognition gathering. Speakers include 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).

Tagged as a Day of Insight and Recognition,” the speakers will lead l 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.’

Also touted a CEOs Gathering, the business forum is hosting industry leaders including Mr. Collins Onuegbu., Founder and Chairman, SATH; Dr. Yele Okeremi, CEO, PFS; Deepak K Mehta, Founder/MD, TecPoint; and Muhammed Rudman, pioneer CEO, IXPN among others.
Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON).


Yilwatda, a prominent figure in the country, and Ikechukwu Nnamani, CEO of Digital Realty Nigeria will deliver industry overviews. Nnamani will lead discussions on “Myths and Realities of Nigeria’s Digital Economy,” while Yilwatda speaks on “building synergy across sectors and stakeholders to create opportunities for young people in Nigeria’s digital economy.”

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

The event is scheduled for 9 am on Thursday, March 22, 2024, at the Providence Hotel in Ikeja GRA, Lagos.


According to IT Edge News, published by Knowhow Media and the event organizers, other esteemed industry figures such as Dr. Ayotunde Coker, CEO of OADC; Sir 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 will be joining the plenary sessions.

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.

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