TOP 20 CEOs IN ICT (SPECIAL APPEARANCE) Over 22 Million Nigerians Lack Access to Mobile Devices -OLUSOLA TENIOLA

OLUSOLA TENIOLA, engineer and President of Association of Telecommunication Companies in Nigeria [ATCON], spoke about the challenges and development in the telecoms industry as well as what led to the death of CDMA operators. Excerpt. Let’s look at the IT revolution in the last 17 years, beginning from year 2000, what is your scorecard? Well, you said it is a ... Read More »

TOP 20 CEOs SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY Engr. GBENGA ADEBAYO : Telecom has become infrastructure of infrastructures

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria [ALTON], who is making a special appearance in this interview bared his minds on the state of the telecom industry including the vex issue of the right of way, multiple taxation and others. Excerpt. Seventeen years after telecoms evolution in Nigeria, how has the industry fared? I’m glad that 17 years in ... Read More »

TOP 20 CEOS DR. ISA PANTAMI, DIRECTOR GENERAL, NITDA Our law does not allow MDAs to host data outside Nigeria, it is illegal

Dr. Isa Pantami, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency [NITDA], explained why it is illegal for ministries, departments and agencies of government to host data outside of Nigeria. Excerpt. You have regulations on cyber security, digital job creation and inclusion, local content development, capacity building and government’s digital service promotion. These are on your table as the Director General ... Read More »

Engr. Bayo Banjo-Top 20 CEOs [ICT] SPECIAL APPEARANCE Government bureaucracy is delaying take off of Digital Switch Over – Engineer Bayo Banjo

Engineer Bayo Banjo, former vice president, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), two term president of Nigerian Internet Group (NIG) is making special appearance in this edition of Top 20 CEOs and says: Looking at Digital Switch Over (DSO), certain dates were announced and the new Director General of NBC also announced a deadline and then it was postponed. ... Read More »


Quality of service subscribers get is a product of the environment where service providers operate Biodun Omoniyi, MD/CEO, VDT,

Biodun Omoniyi, MD/CEO, VDT, recounted myriads of challenges confronting businesses in Nigeria, especially in the telecom environment and offered solutions. Excerpt.   Providing quality of service (QoS) has been an issue with the operators. The QoS, to some extent, has not met expectations. What seems to be the issue with the QoS in the country? We are looking at this ... Read More »

Many Nigerians are walking the streets who are in the class of Mark Zuckerberg

Dr. Yele Okeremi, MD/CEO of Precise Financial Systems [PFS]

Dr. Yele Okeremi, MD/CEO of Precise Financial Systems [PFS] Dr. Okeremi in this exclusive interview explained the fundamental role of software development to nation building and why Nigeria has not encouraged software developed in Nigeria. Excerpt: Why did you venture into software and why financial your area of competence? Everybody in life needs to choose his area of strength. If ... Read More »

Lagos to Transform Sabo Industrial Estate into Technology Hub

The Lagos State Government said it had concluded plans to transform the Sabo Industrial Estate in Yaba into a technology hub and a silicon valley within 18 months. Mr Hakeem Fahm, Commissioner for Science and Technology, made the disclosure at the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the third year of the administration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode. Fahm said ... Read More »


IKECHUKWU NNAMANI, PRESIDENT, MEDALLION COMMUNICATIONS TELLS Why CDMA operators couldn’t survive harsh telecom industry    Ikechukwu Nnamani, President, Medallion Communications, an experienced player in the telecom industry and operator of interconnect clearinghouse is one of the TOP 20 CEOS in the ICT industry nominated by ICT Watch Network in collaboration with the industry stakeholders and in this exclusive interview he ... Read More »


ICT Watch TOP 20 CEOS is established to celebrate individuals and corporate entities that have leveraged on the potent power of ICT. ICT Watch Network in collaboration with the industry stakeholders has come up with this innovative idea. We have painstakingly gone through the profile of over 100 companies CEOS within and outside the information and communication technology [ICT] industry ... Read More »

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