Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Enugu State, Nigeria has come out as part of the top nominees for the Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA) 2021. The NTITA is an award ceremony dedicated to digital leaders and pioneers championing notable change in Nigeria.
The event is set to hold on Friday the 19th in Lagos. NTITA is recognised as a cherished Information Technology and Telecoms programme in Nigeria.
Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards holds annually and is a collaborative effort of stakeholder bodies such as Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and the African Digital Economy Forum (ADEF).
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi ranks for the ICT Governor of the Year award.
Addressing this, Akin Naphtal, CEO of InstinctWave (the media company powering the event), said “Gov. Ugwuanyi’s consistent leverage on technology and strong ICT policy-thrusts to rework the economic future of Enugu State has drawn much admiration, earning the South-Eastern state top spot in the national drive towards a digital economy.
“The state has multiple nominations in NTITA 2021 including Tech Innovation Hub of the Year and Emerging Leaders in Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in Public Sector.”
Enugu State also leads the list for Tech Innovation Hub of the Year (Mentoring & Capacity Building), and Emerging Leaders in Innovation/Tech Advisory (Public Sector).
Another notable nominee is Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.
Award categories include: ICT Governor of the Year, Digital Leader of the Year, Public Sector ICT Woman of the Year, Public Sector ICT CEO of the Year, Telecom CEO of the Year, Tech Innovation Hub of the Year (Mentoring & Capacity Building), Emerging Leaders in Innovation/Tech Advisory (Public Sector), Emerging ICT CEO for 2021, Most Innovative and ICT Focused State 2021; amongst others.