LOGICA COMMUNICATIONS HOSTS 12TH NIGERIAN TELECOM AWARD 2016

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Chief Ezekiel Fatoye (Executive Director Spectranet) receiving the award for Telecom Hall of Fame

Story: Ajibade Morakinyo Temilorun        Photo: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme

The Logical Communcations Limited in conjunction with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has organized the 12th edition of the Nigerian Telecom Awards. The event, which took place at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos, recently was titled “Information Technology, a Veritable Tool for Governance, and achieving a Corrupt Free Public Administration”.

Lanre Kolade, David Venn (CEO of Spectranet) &Chief Ezekiel Fatoye (Executive Director Spectranet)
Lanre Kolade, David Venn (CEO of Spectranet) &Chief Ezekiel Fatoye (Executive Director Spectranet)

Stanbic IBTC won Card Payment Bank of the year; Heritage Bank – Technology Bank of the year; PageMicrofinance – Technology Financial Institution of the year; Etisalat – Market Friendly Operator of the year; Globacom – Mobile Telecom Operator of the year; Airtel – Best Customer Service Operator of the year; Yudala – E-Commerce Company of the year; Spectranet – Broad Band Company of the year; World Telecom Labs – Telecom Innovation Company of the year; Slide Airtime – Mobile Marketing Company of the year; Nnamdi Ezeigbo – Telecom Entrepreneur of the Year; X3M Ideas – Telecom Marketing Company of the year; SystemSpecs – Best Software Solution of the year; Segun Ogunsanya (CEO for Airtel) – Telecom CEO of the year; SLOT System Ltd – Mobile Phone Dealer of the year.

Slot receives award for Mobile dealer of the year (EjeiKalu Brand Manger Slot receives the award from Barrister Adebayo Shittu (HONORABLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY)
Ejei Kalu, Brand Manger, Slot, receiving the award for mobile dealer of the year from Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication Technology(m)

Also, the Executive Vice Chairman for Nigerian Communication Commission, Prof. U.G. Danbatta emerged the Telecom Personality of the year, while Chairman, Zinox Group, Mr. Leo Stan Eke (OFR, FNCS) won the African ICT Man of the Year.

Leonard "Leo" Stanley NnamdiEkeh (chairperson of Zinox Technologies Limited) with Oba EnitanBabatundeOgunwusi, (The Ooni of Ife)
Leonard “Leo” Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh (chairperson of Zinox Technologies Limited) with Oba Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, (The Ooni of Ife)

In other categories, HipTV/StreetHop won the Best Online Radio of the Year, while the ‘Telecom Hall of Fame’ was carted away by the longest serving Telecom Technocrat since 1956, Chief Ezekiel Fatoye.

HajiyaHadiza Umar-(Head Corporate Affairs National Information Technology Development Agency), Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare (SA Media to Honourable Minister of Communication) & Vincent Olatunji (Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency)
Hajiya Hadiza Umar, Head Corporate Affairs National Information Technology Development Agency; Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare, SA, Media to Honourable Minister of Communication and Vincent Olatunji, Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency

Among dignitaries that attended the event were Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan B. Ogunwusi, and other royal majesties of Yoruba kingdom; Minister for Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu; Chairman of Nigerian Communication Commission, Prof. U.G. Danbatta; Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya; MD, 141 limited, Mrs. Olubunmi Oke; Vice Marketing Manager, Airtel, Mr. Femi Oshinlaja; Veteran Telecom Expert, Chief Ezekiel Fatoye, Otunba Biodun Ajiboye and several other eminent personalities.

 

CorbynMunnik, UchennaAgbo , Matt Miller &EmekaOnyenwe
Corbyn Munnik, Uchenna Agbo , Matt Miller and Emeka Onyenwe

The Ag. Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Speaker for the event, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, stated in his lecture that ICT can be used to achieve corrupt free governance by checkmating the corruption of public administration governance through the important tools of Preventing, Identification, and Educating (PIE). “Technology makes it easy to track anomalies and corruption in the system”.

Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya(Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Bharti Airtel Nigeria Limited) with Prof. Umar GarbaDanbatta(Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission)
Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya (Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Bharti Airtel Nigeria Limited) with Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta (Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO), the Nigerian Communications Commission)

He added: “In order to achieve a corrupt free governance process, strong and transparent institutions are needed to be developed”.

Team of X3M Ideas receiving the award for the Telecom Marketing Company of the Year
Team of X3M Ideas receiving the award for the Telecom Marketing Company of the Year

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