Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner/CEO of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), will address the crucial role of data protection in Nigeria’s digital economy at the upcoming 50 Most Valued Personalities (MVPs) event. This gathering brings together industry pioneers, thought leaders, and executives from both the public and private sectors to delve into pressing issues and opportunities within Nigeria’s digital landscape.

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The event, themed ‘Navigating the Challenges and Exploring Potentials of Nigeria’s Digital Economy,’ will feature prominent speakers such as Leo Stan Ekeh, founder of Zinox Group; Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda, digital systems expert and APC gubernatorial flagbearer in Plateau State; Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, CEO of Digital Realty Nigeria; and Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON). It will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Providence Hotel in Lagos.

Hosted by IT Edge News, a publication with a nearly two-decade-long history of documenting industry growth and trends, the 50 MVPs event celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to Nigeria’s digital economy despite numerous challenges. According to founding editor Olusegun Oruame, the event honors “pioneers, change makers, and steadfast leaders whose iconic commitment has kept the industry going.”

Dr. Sola Afolabi, Chairman of Baobab Think Limited and the Nomination Team for 2024, describes the MVPs event as a profound gathering that highlights the challenges and progress of Nigeria’s digital economy. He emphasizes the transformative journey of Nigeria’s digital landscape across various sectors, including telecommunications, e-commerce, fintech, and government initiatives.


Nominees for the ’50 MVPs in Nigeria Digital Economy’ 2024 are selected based on criteria such as their innovative contributions to the digital economy, leadership roles within their respective sectors, impactful initiatives, and visionary insights driving Nigeria’s digital transformation.

As Nigeria’s digital economy continues to evolve, events like the MVPs serve as platforms for knowledge sharing, networking, and recognizing the individuals driving growth and innovation in the digital space.

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