Engineer Ernest Ndukwe has indicated that he will preside over the launch of the book Nigeria Drivers of Digital Prosperity and the eWorld Forum ’22. There is a theme to the Forum. 4G, 5G, Broadband Connectivity, and Economic Development
Ndukwe was the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Communications (NCC), and it was during his ten-year tenure that Nigeria received the world-renowned GSM license in 2001. He is the current Chairman of MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest mobile phone provider with a market share of more than 40%.
It was also under Ndukwe’s tenure that the groundwork for the massive and admirable advances NCC continues to record and build on by successive EVCs was laid, as well as a sterling telecom regulation model for other African regulators to emulate.
Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State government, would accompany Ndukwe. Ekuwem is a pioneer in the ICT business, a proponent of ubiquitous broadband access, and a past president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria ( ATCON).
Several additional ICT industry executives and corporate CEOs are expected to attend the event to support the book’s debut, which will also recognize their contributions to the thriving ICT industry.
The 472-page book slated for launch on July 7, 2022, at the Oriental Hotels, Lekki, Lagos, is written by Nigeria’s pioneer ICT journalist, Aaron Ukodie, who began his journalism career in 1985 at the Guardian.
The book highlights the trajectories of the Digital Evolution, Sector, Analysis, and players’ contributions.